EMA Update

Decatur County EMA Debris Release
Posted on 01/11/2019

Decatur County

Emergency Management Agency

309 Airport Road
Bainbridge, GA 39817

Charlie McCann, Director                                                               

Tonya Griffin, Deputy Director


RELEASE #1:               Friday, January 11, 2019    3:30 p.m.
Decatur County and the cities of Attapulgus, Bainbridge, Brinson and Climax were notified yesterday that the last day for debris pickup by the Corps of Engineers in Decatur County is Friday, January 18th. No debris will be picked up by the Corps of Engineers contractor after this date.

Citizens are urged to NOT put any more debris within the right of way. Citizens can burn storm debris but MUST obtain a burn permit before burning.


  • For Decatur County, Attapulgus, Brinson and Climax residents, you can obtain a burn permit from Georgia Forestry for small hand piles and limbs from www.gatrees.org or by calling 1-877-652-2876.


    For more information regarding burning, go to: http://www.gfc.state.ga.us/Resources/publications/DebrisBurning.pdf


  • For larger piles and trees piled by machinery, contact the Decatur County office of Georgia Forestry at 229-248-2616.


  • For City of Bainbridge residents, contact Bainbridge Public Safety at 229-248-2038 for burn permits.

REMEMBER: If you burn WITHOUT A PERMIT, and the fire gets out of hand and fire response is needed, you will be fined for fire suppression services and may be responsible for damages caused by the fire. GET a PERMIT…IT’S FREE.

Construction debris pickup is ongoing until we are further advised.

We understand that there is still a lot of debris remaining from Hurricane Michael; however, we ask for your patience while we formulate alternative plans to handle what is left.