LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Gwinnett County Government is making changes to the county's solid waste management to "ensure that essential solid waste services are provided safely and reliably to residents during the COVID-19 pandemic."

According to the press release, the county is allowing residential solid waste haulers to temporarily modify their operations in order to protect the safety of its employees and customers.

Under a local emergency order signed on Wednesday by the Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash, the following changes are being implemented.

  • Only bagged trash placed inside trash carts and recycling materials placed inside recycling carts or bins will be picked up; in other words, excess household trash or recycling materials placed outside the containers will not be picked up.
  • Bulky waste, white goods, and yard waste collections will be suspended temporarily.

According to the press release, the order will remain in effect until April 7.

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