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Dougherty Co. root ball deadline fast approaching

Important deadlines for Dougherty County's root ball cleanup are fast approaching. (Source: WALB) Important deadlines for Dougherty County's root ball cleanup are fast approaching. (Source: WALB)
Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful is teaming up with volunteers from Charlie Freeman Ministries to get root balls to the curb. (Source: WALB) Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful is teaming up with volunteers from Charlie Freeman Ministries to get root balls to the curb. (Source: WALB)
Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful Executive Director Judy Bowles (Source: WALB) Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful Executive Director Judy Bowles (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County Officials said that on Wednesday they had dozens of homeowners signing up for root ball help as the deadline approaches.  

The last call for Dougherty County homeowners to sign up to get assistance moving root balls to the curb and picked up is August 1.

Dougherty County residents may have heard the sound of contractors cleaning up storm debris a lot lately.

But the heavy machinery and volunteers will not be around forever as hard deadlines are approaching.

"The citizens need to understand that on August the tenth, you can't put it on the right of way. You've got to move it yourself," said Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful Executive Director Judy Bowles.

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful is teaming up with volunteers from Charlie Freeman Ministries to get root balls to the curb.

And, if you need the help, you can still stop by the Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful office at 2106 Habersham Road. 

"If you're on the list by August 1, we will attempt to get your root balls completely out to the curb so that they can be picked up," explained Bowles. 

And, officials said that the August 1 deadline to sign up is a hard one.  

After that day they can't help you anymore, and those bringing root balls to the curb themselves will have to do so by the August 6.

"Make sure it's out there before those dates. From now until then, let's get it out there so we can get it cleaned up," encouraged Dougherty County Public Works Assistant Director Chuck Mathis. 

If you don't make the deadline, you won't be able to leave root balls on the curb and, it'll be on you to get rid of them.

Hard deadlines for Dougherty County root ball cleanup:

  • Last day to register with Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful:
    • August 1st 
    • Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Located at 2106 Habersham Road
       
  • Public Works deadline to get root balls to the curb for Ceres pickup:
    • August 6th
       
  • Contract with debris removal company ends:
    • August 9th

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