Tire round up rescheduled

The Hunt County Office of Homeland Security has rescheduled the annual Hunt County Tire Round Up.

The Hunt County Office of Homeland Security has rescheduled the annual Hunt County Tire Round Up.

The 12th annual event, which was rained out May 11, is scheduled between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday at the old Texas Department of Transportation headquarters on U.S. Highway 69 South, one-fourth mile south of FM 1570 and next to the GEUS Service Center in Greenville.

Each year’s round up typically fills multiple tractor trailers with used tires, helping prevent illegal dumping of tires in ditches or stockpiling them on private property – which then becomes a breeding area for mosquitoes.

 The event not only disposes loads of unwanted trash but also reduces the hazards area firefighters might face, should a discarded tire ignite in a field or vacant lot.

The tires collected will be sent to a shredder for recycling.

Hunt County residents can drop off up to 25 tires per household at the tire round up. Proof of residency is required to drop off tires.

 No tires on wheels or rims, and no tires so large that they cannot be easily loaded into the trailers, will be accepted.

Anyone seeking additional information can contact the office at 903-408-4282.