City offers trash pick-up reminders

The Demopolis Public Works Department encourages residents to remember the following sections of the city code regarding garbage, trash, junk and weeds:

  • It is unlawful for any person to sweep, throw or otherwise deposit or cause to be swept, thrown or otherwise deposited any garbage, rubbish, paper, containers (either glass, metal or paper), or any substance of any kind in or upon any curb, gutter, street, avenue, highway, tunnel, sidewalk, park, parkway, vacant or occupied lot or the property of another person.
  • Trees or parts of trees not more than 12 inches in diameter and cut to less than 10 feet in length will be collected if piled behind the curb and with all tops placed in the same direction.
  • Leaves, grass clippings, shrub clippings, etc., are to be placed behind the curb and in plastic bags or cardboard containers.
  • Building debris such as lumber, plaster, roofing, concrete, brickbats or similar materials resulting from the construction, repair or demolishing of any building or structure on private property and dirt and rocks will not be removed by the Public Works Department, but the owner personally must cause this waste to be removed.
  • It shall be the responsibility of all fence companies, tree surgeons, nurseries and landscape contractors or any individual or company doing work on private property to remove from premises all residue and rubbish resulting from such work.
  • The Mayor is authorized, empowered and directed to investigate the situation existing in the city as to any lot which is in such official’s opinion, in a condition which is unsanitary, dangerous and unsafe to the citizens of the city because of high grass, weeds, brush garbage, trash or other debris on such lot and which thus forms a breeding place for mosquitoes, insects, rats and other vermin.
  • The Mayor is further authorized and empowered to take such action to have such nuisances abated and is authorized and specified in the provisions of such section.
  • Citizens with questions may contact Mike Baker, Public Works Superintendent, at 334-289-3879.

Additionally, the Demopolis Beautification Commission is a committee set up to identify problem areas within the city limits and police jurisdiction (3-mile radius). The Beautification Commission encourages citizens to take pride in their property and community. The meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 4 p.m. at City Hall.

Citizens with a situation or area needing attention can stop by City Hall and fill out a Work Order Request Form. All complaints are documented and reported back to Mayor Mike Grayson.