The annual Smith County-Wide Clean Up begins Monday, March 30, and will run through May 2.
Smith County citizens can pick up vouchers to take 3 cubic yards of solid waste, which fills the bed of a regular sized pick-up, and/or bulk items to be disposed of at the Greenwood Farms Landfill for free. Vouchers are already available at the Smith County Annex Building, 200 E. Ferguson, or at any Smith County Constable or Justice of the Peace Office.
"The County-Wide Clean Up allows citizens to help with their spring cleaning, as well as keep the county clean," Smith County Commissioner Terry Phillips said. "We lengthened it for an entire month this year to make it more convenient for everyone."
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. The Clean Ups are usually held for one week in April and one week in July but are being combined this year.
"It is our hope that Smith County citizens will be able to get rid of unwanted solid waste and bulk items," the officers 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, March 30 through May 2. The Greenwood Farms Landfill is 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, TVs, computers, refrigerators and freezers.
-Casey Murphy is the Public Information Officer for the Smith COunty Commissioners Court