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Final Debris Deadlines Set for Tupelo, Lee County

LEE COUNTY, Miss. (Press Release) — Residential property owners in Lee County and Tupelo who sustained damage as a result of the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that occurred from April 28 through May 3, 2014, have until July 20, 2014, to place eligible disaster-related debris at the right-of-way (curbside) for pickup on July 26, 2014.
Storm debris, including stumps and root balls, placed at the right-of-way for removal should be divided into the following categories:

  • Household garbage,
  • Vegetative debris,
  • Household hazardous waste,
  • White goods such as refrigerators and dryers, and
  • Electronics.
  • Debris that is not eligible for curbside pickup:
  • Construction debris,
  • Concrete slabs,
  • Sidewalks, patios, pools or driveways,
  • Debris removed from agricultural land, unimproved or undeveloped private property.

Debris removal is for residential properties only.

If property owners hire contractors to move debris, the contractors must haul the debris off the property and cannot just move it to the right-of-way. Debris left by contractors is not eligible for pickup.

Residents who have questions about debris sorting or debris eligibility should contact:

in Tupelo,
the Tupelo Public Works Department,
at 662.841.6457;

and in Lee County,
County Administrator Sean Thompson
at 662.432.2020.

Those residents seeking volunteer help may call the United Way of Northeast Mississippi at