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Macon-Bibb overwhelmingly asks for recycling services

Macon-Bibb County is ordering 3,400 more 65-gallon, rolling recycling cans to keep up with the overwhelming demand. They will take 4-6 weeks to deliver, and then the Solid Waste Department will put them together and begin delivering to the people that have requested one. To request a cart, people can log into SeeClickFix or call Customer Service at 751-7400.

“It’s been amazing how quickly people requested the first 1,700 cans, and it makes me proud the community is this excited to begin recycling,” says Solid Waste Director Kevin Barkley. “We’re going to get these new cans in and delivered as quickly as possible.”

Previously, the Department bought 1,700 to get the recycling program started, and it was hoped they would all be requested and delivered by May so more could be ordered. Between November 17 and January 8, more than 2,000 were asked for, and more requests continue to be made.

Macon-Bibb hosting public forum on Brownfields

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) brownfields program, Macon-Bibb County will hold a public forum on Tuesday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m. in Commission Chambers at Government Center (700 Poplar Street).

“In order to continue the revitalization of our community and attract new development and businesses, we need to determine the sites that are ready or can be made ready,” says Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert.

This project is part of Macon-Bibb County’s Economic and Community Development Focus Area in its Forward Together Strategic Plan. The local Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) team helped identify this program as a potential resource for Macon-Bibb County, and the Middle Georgia Regional Commission helped write the grant.

Macon-Bibb holding forum on potential Brownfields

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields program, Macon-Bibb County will hold a public forum on Tuesday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m. in Commission Chambers at Government Center (700 Poplar Street).

“In order to continue the revitalization of our community and attract new development and businesses, we need to determine the sites that are ready or can be made ready,” says Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert.

Community breaks ground on Filmore Thomas Park

It's a community's dream more than three decades in the making, and with a groundbreaking on December 16, the dream came one step closer to reality. Filmore Thomas Park is under construction in Macon-Bibb County's Bellevue neighborhood on Log Cabin Drive, where many of Filmore Thomas' family members still live.

Recycling, Solid Waste pickup in Macon-Bibb changes January 4

On November 17, the Macon-Bibb County Commission approved the expansion and standardization of recycling and yard waste pickup and realignment of garbage pickup services. Beginning January 4, 2016, the following services will be offered:

Macon-Bibb remains a Top 10 Fixer City

Since July 2015, SeeClickFix has ranked the top 30 cities in America using its online and mobile application to help people resolve issues. Each month, the Top 30 Fixer Cities are announced, ranked by the number of issues resolved, and for November, Macon-Bibb County remained in the top 10 of cities across America, earning the number 8 spot with 520 issues resolved.

To read the November 2015 list of Top Fixer Cities, click here.

Holiday safety tips from the Fire Department

During the Holiday Season, the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department would like to offer some turkey fryer operation safety tips to ensure that you and your family have a fun and safe time. To read the full list of tips, visit our website by clicking here. 

“We want everyone to have a happy and safe holiday season,” says Lieutenant Brenda Thomas. “Fire safety starts at home, and with these tips, people can more safely celebrate with friends and family.”