Greenville residents took advantage of a citywide cleanup day on Saturday, bringing in multiple dumpsters worth of waste to be disposed off completely for free.

Residents gathered at the Waste Connections facility near Highway 66 with truck beds and trailers full of old furniture, appliances and other items to dispose of. The citywide cleanup happens four times a year, and was started by a Greenville city contract with Progressive Waste in 2008.

Brian Hamilton with Waste Connections said that Saturday had been a busy day at the facility.

“The amount of people we get usually is all dependent on the weather,” Hamilton said. “The weather has been nice today so there were a lot of people coming by.”

By about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Hamilton said they had already filled up five 30-cubic-yard containers with trash up to that point, as well as about 60 tires. 

The citywide cleanup is traditionally held on the fourth Saturdays in January, April, July and October.

The Greenville-Hunt County Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center was also open on Saturday for waste disposal.

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