Tired of those old tires? Flint’s free tire disposal and buy back event is a relief to many (sorry kids)

Tired of those old tires? Flint’s free tire disposal and buy back event is a relief to many (sorry kids)

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.

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