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County reaches agreement on chipping vegetation

Copiah County, Phillips Bark in Brookhaven and the City of Crystal Springs have reached an agreement that has been sanctioned by the Department of Environmental Quality that will result in chipping of vegetation that has nearly exhausted available disposal area particularly in north Copiah County.

DEQ agreed that the vegetation could remain uncovered at the county’s north rubbish pit until a volume of it justified Phillips Bark of Brookhaven to send in their chipper truck to grind it.

Crystal Springs will no longer have to pay their disposal provider for the dumpsters that have been used since the city exhausted its area for burying the debris. Some issues remain with Entergy which was an original  part of the negotiation. Tight control must be maintained to prevent material that would damage the chipper from being mixed with the vegetation.

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