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Mayor Luttrell authorizes debris removal in unincorporated neighborhoods

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Citizens in Shelby County’s unincorporated neighborhoods will get some needed assistance to remove broken tree limbs caused by the recent icing conditions.
“We had wide-spread damage last week, especially in the northern sections of Shelby County.  We wanted to assist citizens in those areas and other unincorporated neighborhoods with tree damage,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.
Shelby County doesn’t provide trash pick-up or roadside debris removal in the unincorporated areas.  However, damage assessment crews say there are piles of tree limbs throughout the county that are causing traffic problems and harborage for vermin.
“The assistance from our crews will also reduce the number of anticipated burn permits by property owners.  That leads to air pollution,” added Tom Needham, Shelby County Public Works Director.
The cleanup crews begin tomorrow and will continue their work during the weekdays until June 10.
Residents should stack limbs along the roadsides, away from the traffic, and call either the Shelby County Public Works Division at 222-7705 or the Shelby County Mayor’s Action Center at 222-2300.
ATOKA CLEAN UP
Following the February and March ice storms that impacted south Tipton County, the Town of Atoka has extended our enhanced brush collection services for Town residents through the end of March. Non-residents can also drop off storm debris at the back parking lot of Nancy Lane Park for disposal.
Following the recent ice storms that impacted south Tipton County, the Town of Atoka is extending our enhanced brush collection services for Town residents through the end of the month of March.  The Town typically offers a brush collection services for residential trash customers but in the wake of the recent storm, that service has been expanded to all Town residents.
To request a collection, residents should place all debris to be collected curbside BEFORE submitting a request for pick up.  Debris must be cut into sections no longer than five (5) feet in length and bundled, if possible, for pick up.   Smaller limbs and branches that are less than five (5) inches in diameter should be bundled for collection.
In addition:
Normal size and quantity limits for yard waste collection will not apply during this debris collection.
Only tree and yard debris will be accepted for collection.
Residential waste will not be collected by the Town as a part of this added service.
Regular Town trash collection will not be impacted by this added service.
Once debris has been placed curbside for collection, residents can request a pick up online at www.TownofAtoka.com/trash or by calling Atoka Public Works at (901) 837-5301.  Storm debris collection will be offered at no charge to all Town residents through the month of March.
Citizens wishing to dispose of storm debris on their own can deliver the debris to the back parking lot of Nancy Lane Park. Debris collected will be chipped and used on park walking trails and flower beds.
For more information, contact Atoka Public Works at 837-5301.

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