One sure sign of a city’s comeback is the absence of abandoned houses, trash, tall weeds and tires.
That’s why Flint residents, stakeholders officials and employees often gather at countless community clean-ups throughout the spring. They know that getting rid of blight signals resurgence and serves as a crime deterrent..
It’s important work that just got an infusion of support from city officials who just announced a tire disposal event on Saturday, May 18 at Environmental Recycling located at 6515 Dort Highway.
What the event “is” is a residential tire recovery effort. What it’s “not” is a commercial recycling program, according to officials who welcome as many tire drop-offs as come in on the event day.
They even plan to pay for them, according to a spokesperson who noted that residents will be paid $1 per tire up to a maximum of 25 tires or $25 per load of 25 tires or more. Only auto and light truck tires will be accepted at the recycling center, which will be accepting donations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Identification will be required at the collection point. And only Flint residents qualify for participation.
For more information, contact the Blight Elimination Division at (810) 237-2090 or the Waste Services Coordinator at (810) 766-7135 ext. 2605.