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Tons of debris, hundreds of tires cleaned up

In early February, Macon-Bibb County’s Solid Waste Department was notified of two illegal dump sites by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Department crews removed 9.51 tons of solid waste and 115 scrap tires from the Sofkee Road site on January 28 and 29. Solid Waste, Public Works, and Parks & Beautification worked together on February 12, 16, and 23 on the Buena Vista site, removing 8.64 tons of solid waste and 868 scrap tires.

“Typically illegal dump sites aren't created by people that live in the area but by someone outside the community,” says Public Works Director Steve Pettis. “This alone should be an incentive for neighborhoods to take pride in their community and everyone pitch in and do their part to help kept their community clean.”

Directors from each of the departments are encouraging people to report illegal dumps and piles of debris to them using the SeeClickFix online and smartphone application or by calling Customer Service Desk at 478-751-7400. From July 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015, more than 130 issues related to illegal dumps have been reported to and tracked by Macon-Bibb through SeeClickFix.

To read more about the cleanup, click here.

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