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Though much of Tipton County has recovered from the winter storms that hit the area the last few weeks, there is still a significant amount of debris to be removed. 

Because of that, the Tipton County Commission voted last week to allow the landfill to continue to accept storm-related wooded debris from all county residents. 

“This is a good benefit for the citizens to help them clean up,” said Shannon Reed, Tipton County's public works director. 

He did, however, want to make on thing clear: The county is not picking up debris from residences or businesses. 

Munford and Atoka have been offering this service and that, according to Reed, has caused some confusion. 

“We are not offering curbside service,” Reed said. “We've been cleaning up right-of-ways, and sometimes we'll come back to a road that we've cleared and people have piled up debris on the side of the road where we just cleaned it up. People have got to stop doing that.”

Reed said the county's landfill has accepted approximately 1,700 loads over the last month or so, which is twice as much as normal. 

The commission voted to allow free storm-related debris dumping at the landfill until April 14.


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