Hopkins County Commissioners Court have designated Friday-Saturday, April 23-24, the weekend following the City of Sulphur Spring’s annual Spring Clean Up Days (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, April 12-17), as County Clean Up Days. Hopkins County residents may bring larger household items (not commercial) to their county precinct barn to dispose of.
Items will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 23 and from 8 a.m. to noon April 24. No toxic or hazardous materials will be accepted. That means no tires, no shingles, no chemicals, no household hazardous wastes, no pesticides, no paint and no appliances containing Freon.
Commissioners plan to have some staff available to assist people when they arrive, but noted those bringing larger items to discard should be prepared to help off load them.
Also, any metal items donated during the Spring clean up days will be scrapped, with funds received again designated to benefit the county volunteer fire departments.
During a special work session held at the Economic Development Corporation offices March 17, the Commissioners Court discussed the County Clean Up. Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Anglin noted the difficulty county of unloading gooseneck calf trailers packed with items to be discarded. Thus, this year, people are asked to refrain from using gooseneck trailers to cart items for disposal at their county precinct barn.
The four county precinct bars will serve as collection sites for the Hopkins County Clean Up Days. The barns can be found at the following locations:
- Precinct 1 Barn – 5516 State Highway 19 south, Sulphur Springs; contact: Commissioner Mickey Barker at 903-485-2040.
- Precinct 2 Barn – 12080 State Highway 11 east, Como; Contact: Commissioner Greg Anglin at 903-488-3514.
- Precinct 3 Barn – 583 County Road 3564, Dike; Contact: Commissioner Wade Bartley at 903-945 2178.
- Precinct 4 Barn – FM 2653, Cumby, 1.7 mile south of State Highway 11 west; Contact: Commissioner Joe Price at 903-582-8840.