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Storm Debris Clean-up Info for Residents

Storm Debris should be handled as follows:

  • Clean vegetative material should be placed curbside, preferably at the regular point of yard waste collection if possible.
  • Follow regular set-out guidelines to the extent practical (cut branches to 4 feet and stack them; loose leaves in brown paper yard waste bags or container; no plastic bags).
  • Separate piles should be made for vegetative materials, building material debris, bulk items such as furniture, and empty appliances.
  • Following regular guidelines allows more material to be carried per truckload and speeds up the overall collection effort.

We request your help:
  • Please adhere to storm debris set-out guidelines.
  • Limit materials set out to storm-related items only. Now is not the time to clean out the closet or garage.
  • Do not mix and mingle different debris types; this only creates more work and slows the overall process down.
  • Only place plastic bags in City-issued refuse containers. Do not use plastic bags for yard debris.
  • Do not place debris in the roadway.
  • Do not blow leaves or other vegetation into the street. This will block storm drains and make us vulnerable to street flooding.

Can't I just burn the storm debris outside?

DO NOT burn leaves or other storm debris outside. The City of Savannah DOES NOT allow personal outdoor burn piles for yard or other waste, by City ordinance.

What about recycling?
Recycling will resume its regular pick-up schedule beginning the week of October 24.