After weeks of cutbacks in services due to the pandemic, the City of Savannah will begin a one-time collection of residential yard waste on Monday, April 27.
"Savannah’s Sanitation Department temporarily suspended yard waste pickup to allow staff to socially distance themselves on the job. AshBritt, Inc., the company the City contracts for storm debris collection, will make one pass through Savannah to collect this trash. It could be the only collection for the next six to eight weeks," says a City spokesperson.
Residents should place their yard waste at their regular point of collection by 7 a.m. on Monday, April 27 and leave it there until it is picked up.
"Do not put yard waste in garbage or recycling carts," the City says. "If yard waste is visible inside a City container, it will not be collected."
Leaves, grass and small sticks should be in biodegradable brown paper bags. Any containers used must be less than 32 gallons, and bundles must be less than 4 feet long, 12 inches or less in diameter and weigh 40 pounds or less.
Mulch, building materials, dirt, wood and rock will not be collected.