The City of Gainesville is temporarily modifying its regulations regarding debris removal of limbs and cuttings to help residents that have been affected by Hurricane Irma. Effective immediately, the City has made the following temporary modifications regarding debris removal:
Removal of the volume limitation on curbside limbs and cuttings. (Debris must be five feet or less in length and weigh less than 50 pounds)
Removal of the special fee on excessive volume. (This applies to vegetative debris only)
Removal of the restriction on accepting debris from commercial tree trimming operations. (However, if a homeowner hires someone to cut up the debris we encourage them to have the company remove the debris to help expedite the clean-up process throughout the city)
Downed trees must be cut into segments five feet or less in length and
weigh less than 50 pounds.
Limbs and cuttings must not be mixed with other debris such as roofing tiles, fence materials, or other items damaged during the storm. Residents are reminded that storm debris should be placed BEHIND the curb and should not be placed on fire hydrants or other yard plantings.
Due to volume, all debris may not be removed from a residence at one time. Residents are encouraged to be patient during this process. The removal is expected to take several weeks.
These modifications will remain in place until October 13. After October 13, the regular fees and restrictions will apply.
City of Gainesville, GA published this content on 13 September 2017 and is solely responsible for the information contained herein.
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