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Elkins says Scrap Tire Amnesty Day was a ‘success’

Grady County Road Superintendent Stanley Elkins reported this week that approximately seven to eight semi-trailer loads of scrap tires were deposited at the road department Saturday during the local Scrap Tire Amnesty Day.
The response was greater than anticipated and the two trailers provided by Quality Tire Recycling of Jackson, Ga. were quickly filled by the road department crew Saturday.
“We piled the rest of the tires and Quality Tire Recycling will send us trailers every day until all that were brought in Saturday are loaded. I feel like this was a very successful event,” Elkins said.
The road superintendent said a number of farmers and loggers deposited scrap tires along with other residents of the unincorporated section of the county.
Elkins said he is hopeful the county will hold such events on a more regular basis, which he said would reduce the accumulation of scrap tires.
Elkins said he and his crew were busy consistently until about 2 p.m. when it began to taper off and by 4 p.m. he closed down the operation for the day.

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