Operation Clean Sweep Beautifies Columbia Drive

05/01/17 7:50 am

DECATUR, Ga.— Operation Clean Sweep removed 24.33 tons of debris in DeKalb County on April 22.

Approximately 21.89 tons of debris were removed along a three-mile stretch of Glenwood Road, from Columbia Drive to Covington Highway.

An additional 2.44 tons were picked up by litter abatement crews elsewhere in the county, including 173 bags of loose litter, 47 illegal signs and seven tires. Eleven illegal dumping locations also were cleared. 

To date, Operation Clean Sweep crews have removed more than 184 tons of debris from county roads. Operation Clean Sweep is targeting arterial roadways before turning a focus to collector, then residential, streets. Crews clear grass, trash and debris from roadway drains and curbs, mow rights-of-way and remove litter.

On Saturday, April 29, crews will continue Operation Clean Sweep on Redan Road. Motorists are reminded to drive with caution around employees and equipment.

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(Commissioner Jeff Rader represents District Two on DeKalb County's Board of Commissioners. He was reelected in November of 2010 for another four-year term.)

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