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Residents take advantage of free trip to the landfill Residents take advantage of free trip to the landfill

Some of us have trash that’s just too big for the trash can, like a worn out chair or maybe some old fencing.

Well, Smith County wants to help out. Now through April 12, if you can get it in a pickup, you can take it to the landfill for free.

But you only get one trip, so it better be a good one.

Three cubic yards: that’s the amount of junk you can unload for free until April 12. That’s about a pickup-load, but you have to bring ID and a voucher, which you can get at a J.P’s office or the Smith County Annex in downtown Tyler, which is where you can find Precinct One Commissioner Jeff Warr.

“This helps us over the long haul because it’s less trash and debris on the county roads that we eventually have to send out crews to pick up,” said Commissioner Warr.

At the Greenwood Farms Landfill there’s plenty of dumping going on, but many were not aware of the freebie like Doyle Davis, who is clearing out a rental house.

“You think you’re going to take advantage of the free load?” I asked Doyle.

“Yes, I will as soon as I let the gentleman know, because he’s still got another load to come out,” Davis stated.

Jeff Morris is doing pretty much the same thing at a different property, and he figures this saved him:

“About thirty-five dollars, something like that,” Morris concluded.

“That’s a pretty good deal,” I pointed out.

“Oh, yeah. Anything free,” he agreed.

Jeff’s load was a bit more odorous than Doyle’s, but there’s no extra charge for that.

Another gentleman who didn’t really want to say who he was, was throwing away a small car, but keeping the spare tire.

Most were getting rid of typical garbage, but there was an occasional car seat, cooking club of America benefits book, Grandparent’s Day card and electric toothbrush.

And, as tempting as some of this trash may be just remember there is no scavenging allowed.

The County Wide Cleanup happens twice a year, and this time it’s running through April 12.

Here is Smith County’s press release:

During the Smith County Wide Clean Up, March 31- April 12, citizens can bring trash and bulky items to the Greenwood Farms Landfill for free. Citizens will also have the opportunity to drop off bulky items at two additional locations this Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Spring Creek Baptist Church, 13915 CR 46 and Jones Valley Church of God in Christ on Texas College Rd.

Vouchers are now available to the public that can be exchanged for one free visit to the Greenwood Farms Landfill or, on Saturday only, Spring Creek Baptist Church and Jones Valley Church of God in Christ. Smith County residents may dispose of three cubic yards of trash and bulky items per person (the approximate equivalent of a full-sized truck bed). Vouchers are available to pick up at all Justice of the Peace and Constable Precinct offices or at the Smith County Courthouse Annex. There is a limit of one voucher per household and businesses may not participate in the voucher program.

Twice a year the Smith County Environmental Crimes Unit, Smith County Sheriff’s Office, Precinct Constables and Smith County Commissioners Court team up to host the Smith County Wide Clean Up event.

The vouchers may be used at Greenwood Farms Landfill Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and on Saturday 6:30 a.m. to noon. The vouchers are accompanied by a detailed list of items that Greenwood Farms Landfill; an Allied Waste Company will not accept. Directions and a map to the Greenwood Farms Landfill are also provided.

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: Constable Pct. 1 (downtown Tyler) at 903-590-2610; Constable Pct. 2 (Noonday) at 903-590-4840; Constable Pct. 3 (Troup) at 903-590-4744; Constable Pct. 4 (Winona) at 903-590-4879; Constable Pct. 5 (Lindale) at 903-590-4901 or the Smith County Commissioner’s Court Office (Tyler) at 903-590-4607.

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