The annual Smith County-Wide Clean Up is set to begin Monday, March 28, and will continue through April.
Just in time for spring cleaning, residents will have the chance to use vouchers to take bulk items to the Greenwood Farms Landfill for free.
Smith County citizens can pick up vouchers to take 3 cubic yards of solid waste, which fills the bed of a regular sized pickup, and/or bulk items to be disposed of at the landfill for free through April 30. Vouchers are available at the Smith County Annex Building, 200 E. Ferguson, or at any Smith County Constable or Justice of the Peace Office.
Tommy Goodman and Mike Burton, Litter Abatement Officers for the Smith County Sheriff's Department, said the county is holding the County-Wide Cleanup for an entire month to give people more time to collect their items to be discarded and to avoid the summer heat.
Last year, the first time the County-Wide Clean Up was held for an entire month, 208 tons of solid waste and bulk items were collected. There were 238 vouchers used, saving residents about $4,000 in landfill fees.
"We hope that this year's Clean-Up will be the best we've ever had," Burton said.
The vouchers will be good for 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, from March 28 through April 30, 2016. The Greenwood Farms Landfill is located at 12920 Farm-to-Market Road 2767, or Old Kilgore Highway, in Tyler. Maps to the landfill will be handed out with the vouchers.
Among the many items that will be accepted include furniture, toys and tree trimmings.
Items NOT accepted include: hazardous waste, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, gasoline, oils, paint, acid, batteries, Asbestos, wet paint, Freon, whole tires, televisions, computers, refrigerators and freezers.
VOUCHER PICKUP LOCATIONS:
Smith County Annex Building, 200 E. Ferguson, Suite 100, Tyler
JP Pct. 1: 200 E. Ferguson, Suite 501, Tyler
Constable Pct. 1: 308 E. Ferguson, Tyler
JP/Constable Pct. 2: 15405 Highway 155 South, Tyler
JP/Constable Pct. 3: 313 E. Duval St., Troup
JP/Constable Pct. 4: 14152 Highway 155 North, Winona
JP/Constable Pct. 5: 2616 S. Main St., Lindale
- Casey Murphy