February 6, 2018
CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles
MARIETTA – During the weekend of December 8-10, 2017, a severe winter weather storm hit the City of Marietta and its infrastructure taking out power poles, countless trees, and cutting electricity to many of our customers.
Even after our proactive tree trimming in September 2017, our City and its residents still lost a great number of trees and branches. To better assist our sanitation customers clean up their yards due to damage from recent storms, the City temporarily relaxed the sanitation requirements for size, length, and volume for yard debris. Since December 8, 2017, the City’s Sanitation Division has collected over 16,000 cubic yards of brush service, this accounts for more than four years’ worth of normal service.
This temporarily added service has required extensive use of other departmental staff, overtime, and contractors. This added storm debris service has also taken staff away from other duties necessary to maintain City’s high level of service. After many weeks of hard work, the City’s sanitation division has seen to the successful clean up of our beautiful city.
Because yard waste and storm debris has returned to our normal levels, the City of Marietta will revert back to the full sanitation guidelines on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Please review all sanitation guidelines readily available on our website.