The annual Hopkins County Cleanup Days be held this weekend. Rain or shine, the clean up will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 29, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 30, at the four Hopkins County precinct barns.
The clean up days were originally planned for April, but due to start of the COVID-19 pandemic The Hopkins County Commissioners Court in late March opted to postpone the date. On May 11, as the state plan to reopen things got under way, the Commissioners Court set May 29 and 30 to allow county resident to haul unwanted household items that wouldn’t normally fit into a trash can to one of the four county precinct barns to dispose of it.
This clean up is only for Hopkins County residents, however, not commercial disposal. As is always the case, there are a few things that won’t be accepted. Among the hazardous materials and chemicals that will NOT be accepted are tires, shingles, hazardous waste, pesticides, paint and appliances containing freon. Items should also bring items during the designated clean up hours.
Residents may be asked to present a driver’s license, ID card or other document such as a utility bill that contains the person’s name and physical address, proving residence within Hopkins County.