Hopkins County Community Wide Clean-Up scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 25-26

From Staff Reports

April 10, 2008 - Hopkins County residents will soon have an opportunity to rid their homes of excessive trash, particularly those items not generally picked up by trash disposal services.

Each county commissioner will be collecting items during the Hopkins County Community Wide Clean-Up at each county barn from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 25, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26.

Residents will be asked to take items to the precinct in which they live and to provide proof of residency, which can include a driver's license, water bill or other utility bill with their physical address on it.

As has been the case in the past, no commercial haulers will be allowed. Certain other items will also not be accepted at the clean-up. No liquids of any kind will be accepted. That means no pesticides, herbicides, paint, antifreeze, oils, gasoline, diesel or other chemicals. The only type of paint that will be accepted is dried paint.

Also, only 10 tires for passenger vehicles will be accepted per household. No truck tires, tractor tires or 18-wheeler tires will be accepted at the community clean-up.

The collections sites are located as follows:

? Precinct 1's collection site will be located at 5516 State Highway 19 south, 5 miles south of Interstate 30 in the Shirley community.

? Precinct 2 is located 2 miles east of Como on State Highway 11 east, just west of Como-Pickton School.

? To find the Precinct 3 barn, take FM 69 to County Road 3564, the barn is 1/4 mile on the left.

? Precinct 4 is barn is 2 miles south of State Highway 11 on FM 2653.

For more information about the clean-up, contact the Hopkins County Environmental Quality office at 903-885-2732 or HCEQ Investigator Holly Rosamond at 903-348-0523 between the hours or 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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