County-wide clean up to help residents clear out bulky items

Published on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 18:38 - Written by From Staff Reports


Vouchers are available for Smith County residents wanting to rid themselves of trash, debris and bulk items, such as old couches, for free.

Smith County County-wide Clean-Up will continue through July 27. The event is an opportunity for residents to bring trash and bulky items to Greenwood Farms Landfill free of charge.

The Smith County Environmental Crimes Unit, precinct constables and Smith County Commissioners Court are working together to host the event.

The county will provide the public with vouchers that are good for up to three cubic yards per household - about a full-sized truck bed.

Vouchers are available now at all justice of the peace and constable precinct offices or the Commissioners Court office inside the Smith County Courthouse Annex 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Businesses may not participate in the program.

Residents can access the landfill with vouchers from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at 6:30 a.m. Saturday during the event. The vouchers come with a list of items that the Greenwood Farms Landfill will not take. Directions and a map are also provided.

Items not accepted include: hazardous waste, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, gasoline, oils, paint, acid, batteries, asbestos, Freon, whole tires, refrigerators, freezers, televisions and computers.

Last year, Smith County residents disposed of more than 300 tons of trash, debris and bulk items.