Sulphur Springs residents will have an opportunity next month to get rid of unwanted most household items during the city’s annual City-Wide Spring Clean Up.
The clean up will be conducted 1/4-mile east of Flowserve from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 12 through Saturday, April 17.
This is a good opportunity to get rid of trash or other items that cannot be picked up at the curb. Among the items typically discarded are tree limbs and brush, sofas, things of that nature. Appliances will be accepted, provided they do not have refrigerant. Those that do must provide documentation that the item has been inspected and refrigerant has been removed.
There are a few other restrictions as well that people should be aware of before taking items to the clean up site. No paint, batteries or other household hazardous wastes will be accepted.
“It’s the same as in the past, except one thing is different. We will accept up to three tires per household. That’s up to three tires from a car or small personal truck, not tractor or big truck tires,” Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell said.
This service is offered only for city residents. The city-wide spring clean up days are not for commercial disposal nor is it for people who reside outside the city limits. The Sulphur Springs resident must be able to provide a driver’s license or identification card and a city water bill to show proof of residency when dropping items off.
Residents do have to bring their own items to the clean up site; the city will not furnish a means to do so. There are typically people on-hand to help city residents who do take advantage of the City-Wide Spring Clean Up by bringing items to dump. They can help with some items but residents for the most part will be responsible for offloading their own items.
City residents who have large items to get rid of do have another option for disposal on a monthly basis. The city pays a fee to Republic Maloy Landfill, located at 281 FM 1568 in Campbell, which allows city residents to take one truck load, covered with a tarp and tied down, to the site one time per month. Click here for more information.
Hopkins County residents will have the opportunity the following weekend to dispose of larger household items during Hopkins County Clean Up Days. The four county precinct barns will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 23 and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 24. No tires, shingles, chemicals, household hazardous waste, pesticides or paint will be accepted. Those hauling large items are asked not to bring it in gooseneck trailers as they are hard to unload. Click here for additional information about Hopkins County Clean Up Days.