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SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) - Starting Monday, April 1, Smith County citizens will the opportunity to bring trash and bulky items to the Greenwood Farms Landfill for free. Smith County Environmental Crimes Unit, Precinct Constables and Smith County Commissioners Court are working together to host the 2013 Smith County Wide Clean Up event April 1 – 14. 

During this two week period, the County will provide vouchers to the public that are good for up to three cubic yards of trash and bulky items per person – the equivalent of about a full-sized truck bed. Vouchers are available to pick up at all Justice of the Peace and Constable Precinct offices or the Smith County Courthouse Annex, suite 100. 

There is a limit of one voucher per household and businesses may not participate in the voucher program. 

The vouchers are valid Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and on Saturday 6:30 a.m. to noon. The vouchers come with a list of items that the Greenwood Farms Landfill; an Allied Waste Company will not take. Directions and a map to the Greenwood Farms Landfill are provided with the vouchers. 

"Manager Zach Briscoe of Greenwood Farms provides us with services every year to make the County Wide Clean-up event possible. We could not do this without their generosity," Smith County Environmental Crimes Officer Tommy Goodman said. 

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

For more information or to pick up your voucher, please call: Constable Pct. 1 (Tyler) at 903-590-2609; Constable Pct. 2 (Noonday) at 903-590-4840; Constable Pct. 3 (Troup) at 903-590-4744; Constable Pct. 4 (Winona) at 903-590-4879 or Constable Pct. 5 (Lindale) at 903-590-4901.

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