Posts in Category: Environmental

Overnight rain event prompts debris blockage at Mud Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant 

At approximately 10:45 p.m. on August 13, 2018, the City of Valdosta’s Mud Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant had a clarifier malfunction due to a storm event that dumped approximately 1.5 inches of rain within hours. The clarifier, which is one of... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:04:00 AM Categories: Environmental Press Release Public Information

City Utilities Department to launch ‘Fight Fats, Oils, & Grease (F.O.G)’ campaign 

During the month of August, the City of Valdosta Utilities Department is launching the ‘Fight Fats, Oils, & Grease (F.O.G.) campaign. The goal of the campaign is to encourage residents and business owners to keep the sewer lines clean, which... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Friday, August 3, 2018 4:12:00 PM Categories: Environmental Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Kicks Off Arbor Week 

A brief proclamation event led by Mayor John Gayle on Feb. 12 kicked off a weeklong series of events declaring the positive impact that trees and landscapes make on our city's economic, environmental, safety, social, and overall well-being. View ... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, February 12, 2018 3:02:00 PM Categories: Engineering Environmental Press Release Public Information

Bring One for the Chipper 

Residents who are looking for an environmentally-friendly way to dispose of their used Christmas trees may take them to the “Bring one for the Chipper” Christmas tree recycling event, sponsored by the City of Valdosta and Keep Lowndes-Valdosta... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Tuesday, December 26, 2017 10:30:00 AM Categories: Environmental Press Release Public Information

City Honored for Commitment to Environment 

The City of Valdosta is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Community Grand Award, which was presented by the Georgia Urban Forest Council (GUFC) on Nov. 8 in recognition of the city’s commitment to the overall health of the community and... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, December 6, 2017 3:36:00 PM Categories: Engineering Environmental Press Release Public Information

Buying, Caring and Reusing Christmas Trees 

It’s December and many will be on the lookout for the perfect tree! They come in so many shapes, sizes, and types, so keep in mind what’s the best option for you, how to care for it, as well as what to do with it afterward. Artificial trees are... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, December 4, 2017 9:03:00 AM Categories: Environmental Press Release Public Information Public Works

City Hosts Spring E-Recycling Event, April 8 

More than half a million pounds of electronics recycled since 2006
The City of Valdosta, in partnership with Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful (KLVB) and Atlanta Recycling Solutions, will host a Spring Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Mathis Auditorium parking lot, at... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, April 7, 2017 10:48:00 AM Categories: Environmental Press Release Public Information Public Works

​Valdosta Announces Holiday Sanitation Schedule 

The City of Valdosta will be closed for the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays. No sanitation services will be offered for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, which this year falls on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 -- the only two holidays that... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, December 14, 2016 1:00:00 PM Categories: Environmental Press Release Public Information Public Works

Valdosta Announces Thanksgiving Sanitation Schedule 

The City of Valdosta will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. However, as always, Valdosta sanitation crews will be out collecting from their regular routes. Please note that the Sanitation Division will... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, November 18, 2016 5:00:00 PM Categories: Environmental Press Release Public Information Public Works

City Hosts Fall Electronics Recycling Event, Nov. 12 

More than half a million pounds of electronics recycled since 2006
Citizens who are wondering what to do with their outdated or unwanted electronic equipment are urged to attend a community e-recycling event that will properly dispose of their unwanted electronics, while reducing unnecessary clutter in time for the ... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, November 7, 2016 3:46:00 PM Categories: Administration Environmental Press Release Public Information Public Works
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