I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, but I look forward to this event every year. It seems like I always have some trash and bulky items laying around my garage or storage building that are too big to go out for the normal trash pick-up. That's exactly what the annual Smith County Wide Cleanup event is all about. During this time, Smith County residents can bring trash and bulky items to the Greenwood Farms Landfill and dump it off for free!

The County will provide vouchers to county residence that are good for up to three cubic yards per person. That's 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 strict limit of one voucher per household and businesses are not allowed to 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. The vouchers come with a list of items that the Greenwood Farms Landfill will not take. These include: hazardous waste, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, gasoline, oils, paint, acid, batteries, asbestos, Freon, whole tires, refrigerators, freezers, televisions and computers.

Directions and a map to the Greenwood Farms Landfill are provided with the vouchers.

The County Wide Clean-up started on Monday (June 11) and continues until Saturday, June 23.

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