A Successful Tire Clean-Up
On Saturday, February 18th, 38 volunteers converged on a wooded area on John Collier Road that had become badly littered with tires. Our brave volunteers spent the morning pulling tires from the woods, stacking them for removal, and cleaning up trash from illegal dumping. Project organizers also worked with local agencies to secure the area to stop future dumping.
This project was a collaboration between Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, ACC Code Enforcement, the ACC Stormwater Management Program, Jackson EMC, and several neighbors on John Collier Road. In the end, the project removed 450 tires and a 30 yard roll off full of trash- including old mattresses, rugs, and washing machines. We are happy to have helped turn this wooded stretch of country road back into a beautiful drive instead of an environmental health hazard.
Proper tire disposal is important because is cuts down on the risk of disease, landscape blight, fire hazards, and the cleanup costs associated with illegal dumping. If you see illegal tire dumping, please report it to ACC Code Enforcement at 706-613-3790.