Disposal site for woody storm debris opening Nov. 12

The Hardin County Solid Waste Department is opening a burn pit for woody debris left by the Oct. 26 windstorm.
The disposal site is at 46300 Tenn. 69 in Saltillo, close to the intersection of Tenn. 104. It’s expected to open on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on weekdays for the foreseeable future.
Residents can bring logs, tree limbs and branches of any size from properties in Hardin County. Those bringing loads of woody debris are asked to enter the site no later than 3:30 p.m.
The site will not accept household debris, trash, or building demolition material – only woody debris from downed trees will be accepted.
The decision to open the site was made Wednesday morning at a meeting of the Hardin County Emergency Management Agency.
According to officials, more disposal sites may be added, but first must be approved by the pertinent regulatory agencies.
The possibility of Hardin County meeting requirements to qualify for storm-related funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency was also raised at the meeting.
At this time, Hardin County EMA is asking residents to use the Saltillo burn site, and not to pile debris on the roadside.
Residents can also bring brush and smaller branches to a local convenience center.

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