Public Works removes yard waste from properties located within the city. The yard waste removal schedule varies.
If you have a question regarding the schedule for yard waste removal or to report a fallen tree or limb, please call Public Works at 912.764.0681.
Sec. 66-49 – Yard trash, tree and shrubbery trimmings.
Yard trash and shrubbery trimmings separated from other debris shall be neatly stacked adjacent to the public street or alley used for road purposes which is nearest the property from which removed. No tree trunks, branches, limbs, or shrubbery larger than six inches in diameter, longer than six feet in length, or heavier than 60 pounds shall be collected by the city. Yard trash mixed with other debris will not be picked up. Trash other than yard trash must be in a separate stack. If a residence or business establishment places trash for collection which exceeds these limits, the residence or business shall be in violation of this section and shall be assessed an additional fee in the amount based on the actual cost of equipment, labor and tippage fees needed for collection or as otherwise provided herein.
Sec. 66-50. – Felled trees.
1. The owner of property on which trees are fallen or cut down is required to promptly remove all tree trunks, logs, limbs, tops or other debris resulting therefrom that is in excess of the provisions of Section 66-49, when such materials are clearly visible from any public street, alley, sidewalk, lane, path or from the property of another that adjoins the property on which the materials are located. All such debris in excess of the provision of Section 66-49 shall be promptly removed from the property and deposited in the city designated landfill or hauling station. Such materials shall not be destroyed or removed by burning.
2. All individuals, firms, businesses, partnerships, proprietorships or corporations engaged in the business of or receiving compensation for the felling and trimming of trees or removing fallen trees who shall contract with the property owner, the owner’s agent or occupant to perform services on the property shall remove from the property all sawdust, branches, stumps and all portions of the byproducts of the services performed, as well as all rubbish associated therewith. All such debris, whether in excess of Section 66-49 or not, shall be immediately removed from the property and deposited by the contractor in the city designated landfill or hauling station.
3. For the purposes of this code section compensation to individuals, firms, businesses, partnerships, proprietorships or corporations shall include, but is not limited to, receiving anything of value including monetary compensation as well as receiving the wood, limbs and other residue from the felling, trimming and removal of trees. Any form of compensation shall place the burden of disposal provided for in Section 66-50 (2) directly upon the individual, firm, business, partnership, proprietorship or corporation engaged in the business of trimming or removing trees.
Sec. 66-51 – Landscaping, yard maintenance, and nursery operations
All individuals, firms, businesses, partnership, proprietorship or corporation engaged in the business of yard maintenance, landscaping, or nursery operation who shall contract with the property owner, the owner’s agent or occupant to perform services on the property shall remove from the property the byproducts of the services performed which is in excess of the provisions of Section 66-49. Yard maintenance, landscaping and nursery operation does not include the felling of trees, trimming of trees, or the removal of fallen trees. The felling and trimming of trees and the removal of fallen trees is governed by Section 66-50.
Sec. 66-53 – Leaves
Leaves shall be neatly piled free of other debris and placed adjacent to the public street or alley used for road purposes which is nearest the property from which removed.