Public Works


The Forest Park Public Works Department is a team of dedicated professionals serving the citizens of Forest Park. The department is made up of six division including street maintenance, sanitation, fleet maintenance, parks and grounds maintenance, building maintenance, and administration, all of which add value, protect the city assets, and contribute to the excellent quality of life experienced by our residents.

Mission Statement:
To provide the highest-quality customer service through our experience and knowledge with responsiveness, efficiency, and accountability. To continually challenge ourselves to improve our services by being innovative, collaborative, and creative.

Public Works Department
5230 Jones Road
Forest Park, GA 30297
404-608-2310
404-608-2312 fax
publicworks@forestparkpw.com

Jeff Eady, Director   direct e-mail   jeady@forestparkpw.com
Terry Allgood
Deputy Director
  direct e-mail   tallgood@forestparkpw.com
Tonya Thomas
Administrative Supervisor
  direct e-mail   tthomas@forestparkpw.com
Lesa Hemphill
Administrative Billing
direct e-mail lhemphill@forestparkpw.com

Division:
Sanitation
Street
Park
Building Maintenance
Signs
Fleet Maintenance

Please visit our individual division sites for information regarding our city services and regulations.



STREETS


DIVISION VISION

Maintaining the city streets and associated infrastructure is a challenge in today’s economic environment. Our crews work daily to provide a safe network of roadways where customer service is the key focus. The street division is responsible for:

In addition, the street division also provides assistance to other department divisions as needed to accomplish necessary results.

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Stormwater runoff is a major issue with the implementation of recent state and federal regulations to control stormwater runoff and to improve water quality. The City of Forest Park has joined forces with the other municipalities within Clayton County, Clayton County Transportation and Development and with the Clayton County Water Authority to implement a county-wide Stormwater Utility. Further information about the Stormwater Utility is available by contacting the Clayton County Water Authority at www.ccwa.us or by call Suzanne Brown at 770-960-6972.

Street Division Supervisor
Bobby Jinks
404-608-2310

direct e-mail

bjinks@forestparkpw.com

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SANITATION


The City of Forest Park has entered into a partnership effort with Waste Management for the collection and disposal of all municipal solid waste and yard waste debris generated within the corporate city limits of Forest Park. The partnership has yielded amazing results.  Our city streets and right-of-ways have never looked cleaner.

Residential Household Waste Regulations

*    Must be at curb before 7:00 a.m. on collection day.
Empty cart must be removed from curb by 7:00 p.m. the same day as pickup.

*    Maximum of three additional bags and/or boxes in addition to the city cart.
>   If more than three bags please call (404-608-2310) as an additional charge may apply.

*    All trash must be bagged or boxed.
>    If you miss the truck, your service will continue on your next scheduled day.
>    All empty boxes must be broken down and placed at the curb.
>    Bulk items (i.e. sofas, chairs, washers, dryers, refrigerators) will be accepted up to five items per week per household, placed curbside no earlier than 12 noon on Tuesday and the items will be picked up on Wednesday.  All bulk items require a call to the Public Works Department before 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays to schedule the pickup.  (404-608-2310)

>    NOT ACCEPTABLE:  Tires, batteries, paints, oils, construction debris, chemicals of any kind, Freon, rocks, sand, gravel, dirt, logs, carpet, hazardous or medical waste.

Garbage must be bagged and stored in an approved receptacle. Each household may be issued two (2) approved containers which shall remain the property of the city or its designee. Each household may choose to be issued two (2) approved receptacles for the collection of refuse or, alternatively, may choose to be issued one (1) approved receptacle for the collection of garbage and one (1) approved receptacle for the collection of recycling
materials.

Single stream recycling is available. Residents should bag and co-mingle the following items for collection in the recycle container:

Aluminum
cardboard
plastic bottles & containers
phone books
catalog
magazines
tin cans
paper board
brown paper bags

For more information on recycling please visit http://recycleoftenrecycleright.com/resources/

Yard Waste Guidelines

*    Limbs must be bundled and tied with rope or string.  Bundles may not exceed 30 pounds and cannot be greater than 4 feet long. Limbs cannot exceed 4 inches in diameter.
*    Grass clippings and leaves must be in paper recycle bags.
*    Weekly limit of (15) fifteen brown recycle bags, bundles or combination of the two.
*    Must be at curb before 6:00 a.m. on collection day.

Holidays – No Service

Memorial Day            4th of July                   Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day                 Christmas Day                       New Year’s Day

If your regular scheduled service day falls on or after an observed holiday, your service will be delayed by one day to ensure everyone is serviced. We will run on Saturdays those weeks to accommodate this schedule.  For example:  only Thursday and Friday customer will be affected for Thanksgiving.  Thursday customers will be picked up on Friday and Friday customers will be picked up on Saturday that week.
Residential Fees

*   The rate for residential service is $206.00 per year and is paid on the yearly property tax bill. The service includes:  trash and recycle curbside pickup of the furnished 90 gallon containers, once per week organic and bulk item pickup on Wednesdays.

*    Multi-family housing is billed on a monthly basis at a rate of $17.17 per unit and includes the same services as the residential household.

If further information is needed, please contact our office.

The City does not collect the following items:
Building materials
                        Dirt
                        Broken concrete, bricks, or rock
                        Paint
                        Tires
                        Acid, explosive, flammable, corrosive materials or hazardous materials of any kind

Commercial Regulations

*    The City of Forest Park by code handles all commercial waste generated within the city. Except for certain items listed under the residential list of items not collected by the City. All other wastes shall be collected and disposed of by the City or its designated contractor unless such items are beyond our capability, in which case a plan for removal must be submitted to the Director of Public Works for approval in advance of disposal.

*    All containers, for health and sanitary reasons shall have closed lids at all times except when loading or unloading.

*    The list below shows the fees for commercial sanitation services. The minimum fee for small businesses that do not require a large commercial container is $34.00. Commercial businesses are billed on a monthly basis.


Commercial Sanitation Fees

Size Dumpster

1
Pickup Per Week

2 Pickups Per Week

3 Pickups Per Week

4 Pickups Per Week

5 Pickups Per Week

6 Pickups Per Week

Extra Pickup Each Time

3 Yard

 

96.31

143.89

191.48

239.06

287.78

56.65

4 Yard

64.01

128.03

191.48

254.93

319.51

382.95

56.65

6 Yard

96.31

191.48

287.78

382.95

479.26

574.43

56.65

8 Yard

128.03

254.93

382.95

510.98

637.88

765.91

56.65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial Sanitation Service Application

Cardboard Recycling

*    Waste Management will provide the container and Visy Recycling will provide the service. The container will be an 8 yd. FI. Container.

1
Pickup Per Week

2 Pickups Per Week

3 Pickups Per Week

4 Pickups Per Week

5 Pickups Per Week

$79.31

$113.30

$141.62

$181.28

$215.27

 

Construction Roll-off Containers

*    The City offers a roll-off container service through Waste Management. The roll-off service can be set up by contacting our office at Public Works: 404-608-2310. To obtain a roll-off container a non-refundable minimum payment is required before delivery.  

SIZE

MINIMUM PAYMENT

20 Yard

$335.00

30 Yard

$360.00

40 Yard

$385.00

 

The fees for roll-off containers are as follows:

Size

Delivery Fee

Monthly Rental

Per Pull Charge

Per Ton Charge

20 Yard

$56.65

$135.96

$124.63

$39.66

30 Yard

$56.65

$135.96

$124.63

$39.66

40 Yard

$56.65

$135.96

$124.63

$39.66

 

*    CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES OR ANYONE LOADING ROOFING, TREES, DIRT, ETC. ADD AN EXTRA $120.00 TO COVER AN ADDITIONAL 3 TONS.

**  EACH EXTRA EMPTY AND RETURN REQUIRES AN ADDITIONAL PAYMENT IN ADVANCE AT CITY HALL.
$ 250.00  -  (COVERS 1 WEEK RENT, 1 PULL CHARGE, TWO & ONE-HALF TONS)
CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES OR ANYONE DOING ROOFING, DIRT, TREES, ETC. $300.00  -  (COVER 1 WEEK RENT, 1 PULL CHARGE,  3 TONS)

To have a container placed you must first sign an agreement and
PAY IN ADVANCE AT CITY HALL
745 Forest Parkway
404-366-4720



"CLEAN SWEEPS"


Clean Sweeps are held every three months for the benefit of our residents.

When: They are held the first Saturday of the month in JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, & OCTOBER . Residents may bring items for disposal on these days any time between 9:00 a.m. and 12 noon.

Where: The Clean Sweeps are held at the recycling center located at 327 Lamar Drive. Lamar Drive is at the very end of Cash Memorial Blvd.

Requirements: Residents are required to show prove of residency and this event only for residents of Forest Park who are within the city limits and who city taxes. You may bring anything that day for disposal except dirt, bricks, cement, eighteen-wheeler truck tires, or unknown chemicals, flammable liquids, dangerous corrosive material of any kind or acid. Car and pickup truck tires are welcome but there is a limit of four to a resident. Make as many trips as you like up until noon.


RECYCLING CENTER
RORR Widget

Location: 327 Lamar Drive
Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon Monday - Saturday.

The following items are always accepted at the recycling center: The following items are not accepted:

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AT 404-608-2310 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Vernard Kendrick
 vkendrick@forestparkpw.com
Sanitation Administrator

Pierre Guetchy
pguetchy@forestparkpw.com
Sanitation Administrator

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PARKS

The parks division is responsible for the maintenance and up – keep of all the City parks, associated equipment and amenities within the parks, the street rights of way, and beautification projects. The parks and grounds division works diligently to make the City of Forest Park the most attractive City in Georgia while creating an atmosphere of serenity where citizens of all ages can enjoy sports and leisure activities in a relaxing and pleasing environment.

Parks include:

Supervisor
Winston Carter
404-608-2310

direct e-mail

wcarter@forestparkpw.com

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BUILDING MAINTENANCE DIVISION


The building maintenance division is responsible for the maintenance, remodeling and renovation, and construction of all municipal buildings and associated projects. This division is made up of a dependable and dedicated group of employees that strive to keep the buildings and park areas of the City safe and efficient through preventative maintenance techniques while protecting the City assets and capital investments.  The department employees work daily to create a comfortable and pleasing environment for our citizens and customers to conduct business.

Supervisor
Bruce Robinson

direct e-mail
brobinson@forestparkpw.com

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FLEET MAINTENANCE


The Fleet Division is responsible for providing a strong preventive maintenance program in which wear, tear, and change in the use of the equipment is anticipated. The mission of the Division is to extend the useable service life of city equipment and to provide a strong preventive maintenance program. We work closely with all city departments to better understand and forecast equipment needs and to provide the City with the safest, most cost efficient and best maintained fleet possible.

Supervisor
Walter Thomas  

direct e-mail

wthomas@forestparkpw.com

 

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