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People, Places & Events
Kaufman County trash-off dates set for May 4-5
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–The Kaufman County Clean-Up will be held from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, Tuesday, May 8.
Kaufman County is hosting the cleanup as a free service to county residents.
Proof of residency is required at all locations (driver’s license or water bill).
No enclosed trailers or cattle trailers will be permitted.
County employees and volunteers will be on hand to assist with unloading; however, they cannot be held liable for any damage done during unloading.
No scrappers allowed – all metal belongs to Kaufman County.
The various drop-off locations are listed below. Precincts 1, 2 will accept trash and four tires. Precincts 1, 2 and 3 will not accept TV sets, computers, microwaves, latex paint, pesticide containers, hazardous household waste.
County Precinct 4 does not accept TVs computers, microwaves, barbwire, bricks, concrete, rock, roofing, shingles, no brush, latex paint, pesticides, containers of household hazardous waste, boats, travel trailers, and dead animals of any sort.
• Kaufman Trash Disposal & Recycling Center, 701 Alton St., Kaufman 75142, (972) 932-2161 or (972) 932-2216
• County Precinct 2 Maintenance Barn, FM 2932 and FM 741 Forney, 75126, (972) 564-7282 or (972) 564-4054, Ext. 3.
• Citizens Convenience Station, County Road 319 (N. on Hwy 34) Terrell, 75160, (972) 551-6628.
• County Precinct 3, Elmo Food Stop, 7398 E. Hwy. 80, Terrell, 75161, (972) 563-5362.
• Precinct 4, ECO-Station, 6520 Plainview Dr., Kemp, 75143, (903) 498-4135.
• Mabank County Precinct 4. Accepts trash only at the Rodeo Grounds, (903) 498-4135.
• Crandall County Precinct 4 accepts trash and up to four tires allowed (residential only). Trunk Street across from the KCAAP Animal Clinic, (903) 498-4135.
• Scurry County Precinct 4 accepts trash only allowed at this location. Across from Sloan’s Grocery (On Hwy. 34), (903) 498-4135.
The following locations accepts a wider assortment of items of which you may want to dispose.
• Terrell Iron & Metal, Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closed Saturday. 1031 S. Delphine, Terrell, 75160, (972) 563-5386 accepts appliances, batteries, aluminum, steel cans and metals
• Lake June Scrap Metals, 11511 Lake June Road, Balch Springs, 75180. (972) 288-0174 accepts appliances, batteries, copper, aluminum, tin, iron, brass, metal fencing and wire.

Cash reward for tips on historical marker theft
Special to The Monitor
CANTON–In the wake of two reported thefts of historical markers from locations in Van Zandt County, the Van Zandt County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for tips leading to the arrest of the person or persons who stole those markers.
The two markers, both located along Van Zandt County Road 1117, were stolen in early April. One of the markers denoted a Cherokee boundary line and the other recognized Father Jose Calahorra.
“This is a pathetic and irritating crime,” president of Van Zandt County Crime Stoppers Andy Flowers said.
“The value of these markers, even if you tried to sell them for scrap metal, is minimal, but because of some idiots, we’ve lost a bit of our historical awareness.”
Flowers urged anyone with knowledge of the thefts to call Crime Stoppers at (903) 567-7867 to anonymously report information.
If the information leads to an arrest, the caller can claim the cash reward.
He also urged people to call the Crime Stoppers tip line if they know anything about other nuisance crimes, such as road or stop sign thefts, mailbox vandalism, or people driving through muddy areas and causing damage.
“These types of crimes seem to peak in the spring and early summer, so we urge people to be watchful, and if they see or know something, call Crime Stoppers, report it, and pick up their reward after the arrest,” Flowers said.
Calls to the Crime Stoppers tip line are always kept completely anonymous.
Callers are given a special code when they call in a tip, and when the arrest is made, they can collect the cash reward for their tip.
Rewards of up to $1,000 are financed by criminal court fines and donations.
More information about Van Zandt County Crime Stoppers, as well as membership and donation information, is available at


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