Annual Smith County wide clean-up starts today

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SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Citizens can now pick up their vouchers for the annual Smith County Wide Clean-up Event. The County Clean-up event is an opportunity for residents of Smith County 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 event April 5-10, 2010.

The County will provide vouchers to the public that are good for up to three cubic yards per person; 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, Commissioners Court Office.

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

The vouchers will be good Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and on Saturday 6:30 a.m. to noon this week, April 5-10, 2010. 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," Officer Goodman said.

Items not accepted during the County Wide 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: (Tyler) Pct. 1 Constable Henry Jackson (,903-590-2609; (Noonday) Pct. 2 Constable Andy Dunklin, 903-590-4840; (Troup) Pct. 3 Constable Dustin Rust, 903-842-2664; (Winona) Pct. 4 Constable John Smith 903-590-4879 or (Lindale) Pct. 5 Constable Dennis Taylor, 903-590-4901.

For additional information regarding this Press Release, please contact Adrienne Graham, Smith CountyPublic Relations Liaison at (903) 590-4607.

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