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April 27, 2013

Taking the rubber off the side of the road

GREENVILLE — Rather than finding old tires dumped in ditches or in area waterways, the Hunt County Office of Homeland Security is hoping the owners will take advantage of a free event set for next Saturday, May 4.

The Hunt County Tire Round Up is scheduled between 8 a.m. and noon at the old Texas Department of Transportation headquarters on U.S. Highway 69 South, one-fourth mile south of FM 1570, next to the GEUS Service Center in Greenville.

The tires will be sent to a shredder for recycling.

Thousands of old tires have been collected during the events, not only getting rid of loads of unwanted trash, but also helping to reduce the hazards area firefighters might face, should a discarded tire ignite in a field or vacant lot.

Hunt County residents can drop off 25 tires per household and proof of residency is required. No tires on wheels or rims, and no tires so large that they cannot be easily loaded into transport trailers, will be accepted.

The event is sponsored by the Hunt County Office of Homeland Security, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Bluebonnet Resource Conservation and Development.

Those wanting additional information can call 903-408-4277 or 903-408-4282.

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