Hopkins County Precinct 1 Commissioner Mickey Barker and Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley want the public to know about Spring Clean Up opportunities extended to all citizens. This year, the County is planning to join in a 2-day portion of the City’s 2018 Clean-Up Week.
For residents of Sulphur Springs, the entire week of April 16-21, 2018 is City-Wide Clean-Up Week. Additionally, two days (April 20 and 21) have been designated Clean-Up Days for residents of the four precincts in Hopkins County. Everyone who takes items to the clean-up sites will need to show proof of ID and must observe certain rules and exclusions regarding the types of refuse that will be accepted.
If you live inside the city limits of Sulphur Springs, you can take unwanted items and brush to the landfill site located near Flowserve on East Jefferson Street. This temporary site will be open between the hours of 7 am til 7 pm from Monday April 16 through Saturday April 21, where workers are available to help unload your items. You must show your Sulphur Springs water bill and drivers license as proof of residency.
For County residents, you can take unwanted items and brush to the county barn in your precinct on two days: Friday April 20 from 7 am til 3 pm, and Saturday April 21 from 7 am til noon. To be able to use this free service, you must show proof of residence in Hopkins County. Additionally, county residents can take unwanted refuse to their precinct barn on Monday mornings.
During 2018 Clean-Up Week, both city and county sites have some restrictions. Items that will not be accepted include paint, tires, batteries, chemicals and any haz-mat material including refrigerant Appliances which have not had refrigerant certifiably removed will not be accepted.
Both Commissioner Barker and Fire Chief Endsley are concerned with the amount of illegal dumping being done on county roads, and they hope that offering clean-up days will curb this offense. Environmental Officer Jim Dial investigates and prosecutes dumping offenders. Additionally, taxpayer dollars are wasted when precinct employees must do clean-up on illegal dumping sites.