From November 4 – December 20, the Solid Waste Department will hold its first “Holiday Community Cleanup.” During this time, crews will collect materials from homes that would normally require a special charge, in addition to what they already collect. Collection will happen once for each area during this time, and all material must be placed on the curb by Sunday night. The IT Department worked with Solid Waste to create a map that allows people to enter their address and learn which week they can expect the additional collection.

Click here to access the map , and below is a list of what will and won’t be picked up.

“We wanted to help people prepare their homes for the holiday season and visitors by giving them a chance to get rid of debris, appliances, and material free of charge,” says Pat Raines, Solid Waste Department Director. “Get the approved material to the curb by Sunday night of your collection week, and our crews will get it picked up!” You can see a brief interview with Pat in the MaconBibbTV video below.

“This is a great community outreach effort by our Solid Waste Department, as well as a way that we could cut down on illegal dumping this season,” says County Manager Dr. Keith Moffett. “Throughout the year, our departments often take on additional jobs and efforts as a way to better serve our neighborhoods, and I applaud their dedication and willingness to make events like this happen.”

Maps and schedules of the areas to be collected were also distributed to Neighborhood Watch Captains at their recent meeting, and the Watches are helping let people know of the Holiday Community Cleanup’s additional collections.