Lincoln County: How to Properly Dispose of Debris

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) — Clean-up efforts are still underway in Lincoln County due to Monday’s severe weather. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is working on a plan to bring bulldozers and tractors into the area but it will take a few days to get it organized. In the meantime, be patient.

If you want to go ahead and start clearing some of the debris off your property yourself, here’s what the Lincoln Highway Department is asking you to do.

Trees and brush should be taken to the Fayetteville/Lincoln Co. Convenience Center at 37 Burklin Street. You will not be charged for trees and brush. Homes with large amounts of trees and brush are urged to burn on site if at all possible.

Construction and demolition materials like carpet, sheetrock, roofing materials, should also be taken the the Convenience Center. You will be charged for the disposal of those items but your insurance should reimburse you. Keep all of your receipts.

No burning of construction of demolition materials on site is allowed, however, it can be buried on the site where the debris fell. Burial site for the construction materials can’t exceed one acre of land.

If you do not have Lincoln County tags on your vehicle, please provide some form of identification showing that you are a resident of Lincoln County.