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City of Newnan relaxes debris ordinance in wake of recent storm


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Sep. 12, 2017 - 3:56 PM

In an effort to help residents clean up following the recent tropical storm, the city of Newnan has temporarily relaxed their debris ordinance.

Starting today, residents and contractors will be allowed to leave yard trimmings to be collected by the city.

The city asks that maximum length of debris placed out for pick up not to exceed 8 feet, and debris piles should be placed within 8 feet of the curb. Debris piles should not be placed under low-hanging limbs or power lines, or on any storm drainage structures.

Debris piles should not be placed in a manner that will block water meters or hydrants.

Vegetative storm debris should be kept separate from all other types of debris, and debris piles can not be placed in the street, as piles could be sitting for up to three weeks before removal.

Exemptions will not be granted to any land-clearing activities not related to storm damage.

The debris ordinance will be re-enacted on Oct. 13.

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Clay Neely: clay@newnan.com, @clayneely