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Annual Smith County cleanup event kicks off Monday

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FROM THE TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH:

BY ADAM RUSSELL
arussell@tylerpaper.com

Smith County's annual Countywide Cleanup, which allows residents to dump trash and bulky items for free, begins Monday through April 14.

The county will provide vouchers for residents allowing them to access Greenwood Farms Landfill and dump three cubic yards, roughly a pickup bed full of items, such as old couches or trash.
Greenwood Farms Manager Zach Briscoe said residents have brought everything from household trash to boat hulls to the landfill since the program began four years ago. Last year, 500 yards of trash, about 130 tons, was dumped through the voucher program, he said.

"If you can dream it, people have brought it," he said. 

The program is paid for with a $3,000 grant from the East Texas Council of Governments. The Smith County Environmental Crimes Unit began the program as a way to curb illegal dumping around the county. 

Briscoe said the program has been utilized by more residents each year. 

The landfill is open from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 6:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Directions to Greenwood Farms Landfill will be provided with the vouchers.

The landfill will not accept hazardous waste, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, gasoline, oils, paint, acid, batteries, asbestos, Freon, whole tires, refrigerators, freezers, televisions and computers. The landfill does accept tires, though there is a charge, $10 per tire and $25 per larger tires, such as tractor tires. 

The vouchers will be available at justice of the peace and constable precinct offices and the Courthouse Annex. They are available one per household and are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call: precinct 1 constable, 903-590-2609; precinct 2 constable, 903-590-4840; precinct 3 constable, 903-842-2664; precinct 4 constable, 903-590-4879 or precinct 5 constable, 903-590-4901.
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