DeKalb’s “Operation Clean Sweep” tops 100 tons of debris removed

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During the past four Saturdays, Operation Clean Sweep crews have cleared more than 110 tons of debris from major DeKalb County roadways.

“Many of DeKalb’s departments work hard day-to-day to remediate blight and improve the appearance of the county, but this isn’t a problem we can tackle alone,” said DeKalb Beautification Director Marcus Kellum. “We can do the heavy lifting, but we need communities to come together to adopt a road or hold community clean-up days.”

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 a curbs, mow rights-of-way and remove litter. To date, crews have cleared more than 110 tons of debris from 25 miles of roads.

On Saturday, April 8, crews will continue clearing county roads at DeKalb Medical Parkway and Hillandale Drive. Motorists are reminded to drive with caution around employees and equipment.

Find updates on Operation Clean Sweep at

Adopt-a-Programs and community cleanups can be organized with the help of Keep DeKalb Beautiful. For more information, contact 404-294-2010 or

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