County-wide clean up under way

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The annual Smith County-Wide Clean Up is under way and will continue through Saturday, May 5, public information officer Casey Murphy announced.

One of the voucher pick up locations is the Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace/Constable Office at 2616 South Main in Lindale.

The County-Wide Clean Up program, which will run throughout April, allows residents to take bulky items to the landfill for free. 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.

“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.”

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.

The annual County-Wide Clean Up is a great opportunity to clear your property of bulky items that collect water and breed mosquitos. As warmer weather approaches, the threat of mosquitos increases.

Swimming pools, flower pots, wheel barrows and other items that can collect stagnant water is a preferred breeding ground for mosquitos. Mosquitos 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 mosquitos 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 is put on by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office Environmental Crimes Unit and the Smith County Commissioners Court throughout April, which is National County Government Month.

Voucher Pick-Up Locations:

Smith County Courthouse Annex: 200 E. Ferguson, Suite 100, Tyler

JP Precinct 1: 200 E. Ferguson, Suite 501, Tyler

Constable Precinct 1: 308 E. Ferguson

JP/Constable Precinct 2: 15405 Highway 155 South, Tyler (Noonday)

JP/Constable Precinct 3: 313 E. Duval St., Troup

JP/Constable Precinct 4: 14152 Highway 155 North, Winona

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