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County sets Monday, Oct. 16 as deadline to request free disposal of Irma yard debris

Lawrenceville – Gwinnett residents have until Monday, Oct. 16 to contact the County to request free removal of yard debris from Tropical Storm Irma and to set yard debris at curbside for pickup.

Gwinnett County is providing free storm debris removal along county and state roads, but not on city streets. The cleanup effort only applies to tree limbs, branches, and other vegetative debris.

To provide efficient service, we ask that you follow these guidelines:  

• Tree limbs and branches brought down during the storm may be cut and stacked BEHIND the curb of your residence in the right of way. Under no circumstances should any type of storm debris be stacked or placed in the street. Debris can end up being washed into drainage inlets in a subsequent rain event clogging them and creating a flood hazard.
• Tree limbs and branches should NOT be stacked or placed next to fire hydrants, utility boxes, or utility poles. In addition, tree limbs and branches MUST NOT be mixed with other debris such as roofing tiles, fencing, or other items damaged during the storm.
• Trees must be cut as small as possible and each piece must weigh less than 50 pounds, and all pieces must be stacked neatly at the curb.
• Branches and limbs must be trimmed and cut to a maximum of four feet, stacked at the curb.
• If you hired a professional company to cut up your debris, we ask that they take the debris with them to reduce the volume stored in the right of way.
• Debris cannot be collected in plastic bags, but lawn and paper bags are permitted.

For yard debris pickup, please contact the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation at or 770.822.7400 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).