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June 5, 2014

Clean-Up Day scheduled Saturday

Corsicana — The annual Navarro County Clean-Up day will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Corsicana Municipal Landfill. If it rains Friday or Saturday, the clean-up will be moved back to June 14.

However, if all goes according to plan, the landfill will be open and dry, and people will be able to enter the landfill from the back way, off SECR 0010. Signs will direct people to the back road.

The front entrance, off Texas Highway 31, will be open, but only for paying customers.

“If they want the free service, they have to use the back road,” said Logan Lair, with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. “We keep getting calls. People can come as many times as they want from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. All loads must be tarped.”

Residents of Navarro County can dump almost anything non-toxic, including furniture, household trash, mattresses and appliances on that day. There’s a separate “tire day,” for low-cost disposal of old tires. That’s scheduled for Sept. 12 at the Youth Expo Center. Electronics, like computers and printers, will be accepted at a separate E-Recycling day, which typically takes place in January.

Elderly residents and the handicapped will be able to have their stuff hauled off for them by volunteers, and about 27 people will be taking advantage of that service, Lair said.

As well, the city of Corsicana is providing some big roll-off trash bins, as well as a backhoe for the neighborhoods east of Seventh Street. Volunteers will pick up anything set out by the curb on Saturday morning, and carry it to the roll-offs for free. The Corsicana Emergency Corps will assist in that project.

Signs will lead trucks and cars into the landfill from SECR 0010.

Two entrances are marked — one just off U.S. 287 at Interstate 45, and one at Texas Highway 31, right between the Jack-in-the-Box and the off ramp from I-45. All cars and trucks will exit onto Highway 31. Volunteers and trustys from the Navarro County Jail will be on-hand to help people unload their trucks at the landfill.

Workers will also be available to pull out metal to be recycled.

“There will be recyclables, like we always do, and we can accept old computers and things like that on Clean-up Day, we just can’t accept tires that day,” Lair said.

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Janet Jacobs may be reached via e-mail at jjacobs@corsicanadailysun.com.

 

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