Smith County-Wide Clean Up Set for March 30-May 30
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- Location: Greenwood Farms Landfill
12920 FM 2767
- Introduction: The annual Smith County-Wide Clean Up runs from March 30 through May 2.
The annual Smith County-Wide Clean Up is underway and has been extended through the end of May.
The County-Wide Clean Up program 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 6:30 a.m. to noon Saturday -- from Monday, March 30, through Saturday, May 30.
Because of COVID-19, Greenwood Farms Landfill is allowing Smith County to extend its clean up effort by an entire month. The extension was approved Tuesday by the Smith County Commissioners Court.
Smith County residents can use vouchers, available at the Smith County Courthouse Annex, 200 E. Ferguson, Suite 100, in Tyler, and online, to redeem at the Greenwood Farms Landfill, at 12920 Farm-to-Market Road 2767, or Old Kilgore Highway, in Tyler.
The vouchers can be found at www.smith-county.com, on the Commissioners Court page. To view and print a Smith County-Wide Clean Up Voucher and Map, visit this direct link: https://www.smith-county.com/government/elected-officials/commissioners-court/commissioner-court-meeting-videos/2020-county-wide-clean-up
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. This year, residents will have April and May to participate. Along with the voucher, identifying information, such as a driver’s license, is required by the landfill for proof of residency inside the county.
For a map of Greenwood Farms Landfill, visit: https://goo.gl/maps/GZjsS4AAbn72