In the city of Port Lavaco, a few miles south from Houston, TX tire recycling program had to stop operations in 2017 due to demand: it recycled almost all tires collected throughout the last year. Still, recycling initiatives for plastics and paper will be continued at least till the end of April.
Heather Montgomery, the city’s code enforcement officer, says that initially the city received a grant to recycle several truckloads of scrap tires. The city managed to recycle 705 waste tires and yet about 1,000 remained. The official says the city plans to organize a tire recycling event same time next year. This initiative is also supported by the neighboring counties who would like to use the opportunity next year. David Hall, a commissioner from the Calhoun County says that the tire recycling program proved successful this year. He also pointed out that there are other ways to dispose of waste tires apart from the tire recycling event. These normal channels include tire shops, collection points and other methods which bear a nominal cost determined by the state law.
Robert Bradshaw, a city manager of Port Lavaca poses that the recycling event has been beneficial for promoting and beautification of the city. Montgomery expressed gratitude and appreciation for city residents who partook in the city’s efforts in helping clean up the community. In addition, she expressed gratitude to contractors who invested their time to realize the project.
Source: Port Lavaca Wave