Media AnnouncementMay 12, 2020For Immediate Release
City yard waste pick up ongoing, collection crews expanded
SAVANNAH, GA (May 12, 2020) — The City of Savannah continues to pick up yard waste and has expanded the number of collection crews to expedite the process.
At the end of April, the City started a one-time, citywide collection of yard waste utilizing a private sector partnership that is normally only activated after major storms. The amount of debris greatly exceeded expectations, and pickup is taking longer than anticipated.
City workers and equipment are now supplementing the private contractor’s crews on weekends. They have removed yard debris from 82 of Savannah’s neighborhoods so far.
Collection is ongoing in 23 neighborhoods, including:
Collection in these neighborhoods is nearly complete.
The City temporarily suspended residential yard waste, recycling and bulk item collection last month to allow sanitation employees to socially distance themselves on the job due to COVID-19.