The annual Smith County County-Wide Clean Up event is now underway.
“It’s that time of year again – spring cleaning time,” Tommy Goodman, Environmental Crimes Officer for the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, said. “It is our hope that Smith County citizens will be able to get rid of unwanted solid waste and bulk items.”
The County-Wide Clean Up program, which runs throughout April, allows residents to take bulky items to the landfill for free.
Smith County residents can use vouchers, available at the Smith County Courthouse Annex and all Justice of the Peace/Constable Offices, to redeem at the Greenwood Farms Landfill, at 12920 Farm-to-Market Road 2767, or Old Kilgore Highway, in Tyler.
Smith County citizens will be able 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.
Available vouchers will be good to use from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday -- from Monday, April 2, through Saturday, May 5.
Landfill voucher pick-up locations include Smith County Courthouse Annex (200 E. Ferguson St., Suite 100, Tyler); Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 (200 E. Ferguson St., Suite 501, Tyler); Constable Precinct 1 (308 E. Ferguson St., Tyler); Justice of the Peace/Constable Precinct 2 (15405 Highway 155 S., Noonday); Justice of the Peace/Constable Precinct 3 (313 E. Duval St., Troup); Justice of the Peace/Constable Precinct 4 (14152 Highway 155 N., Winona); and Justice of the Peace/Constable Precinct 5 (2616 S. Main St., Lindale).
The annual County-Wide Clean Up is a great opportunity to clear your property of bulky items that collect water and breed mosquitoes. As warmer weather approaches, the threat of mosquitoes increases.
Swimming pools, flower pots, wheel barrows and other items that can collect stagnant water is a preferred breeding ground for mosquitoes that can breed in items as small as the cap of a water bottle. Getting rid of these things from your property can help protect you from mosquitoes that could carry viruses such as Zika and West Nile.
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.
The annual clean-up event is hosted by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office Environmental Crimes Unit and the Smith County Commissioners Court throughout April, which is National County Government Month.
For more information on the annual Smith County County-Wide Clean Up, visit www.smith-county.com.