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Michael Julian Bond to Host Scrap Tire Collection in Partnership with the Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission on Saturday, October 7

Post Date:10/04/2017 1:39 PM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. SW
Atlanta, GA  30303 

CONTACT:
Dexter M. Chambers
Council Communications Director
dchambers@atlantaga.gov - Email
(404) 330-6309-Direct / (404) 392-0159-Cell

 October 4, 2017

 

Michael Julian Bond to Host Scrap Tire Collection in Partnership with the Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission on Saturday, October 7 

ATLANTA – Post 1 At Large Councilmember Michael Julian Bond will join the Department of Public Works, the Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission, and Liberty Tire Recycling in cleaning up the environment during a free scrap-tire collection drive on Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) at 1110 Hill St. S.E.

Accepted materials include tires from personal vehicles and light-duty trucks. Tires with rims and large truck tires will not be accepted, and tires from commercial businesses are prohibited.

Getting rid of tires in a safe manner is crucial. Tire stockpiling harbors vermin and standing water that provides ample breeding ground for mosquitoes, many of which carry dangerous diseases like the West Nile and Zika viruses. Moreover, collections of tires can initiate fires that may be large and very difficult to control or extinguish. On July 16, a tire fire from an illegal dumping site at the Old Atlanta Prison Farm on Key Road produced a plume of smoke seen across Atlanta for miles.

For more information, contact the office of Councilmember Michael Julian Bond at (404) 330-6770 or mbond@atlantaga.gov or the Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission at (404) 865-8743 or kabc@atlantaga.gov.

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