A group of Westview neighbors joined forces with Councilmember Cleta Winslow to clean up illegally dumped tires within the neighborhoods. Winslow sponsored a “tire amnesty” day to enable communities who have fallen victims to illegal tire dumpings to bring the tires to a designated location free of charge.
Illegal tire dumpings have become such a problem that even 11Alive came out to cover the story. Read the story and watch the video: “Neighbor to Dumpers: ‘Shame on You’“
Illegal tire dumping in southwest Atlanta neighborhoods has become such a nuisance that even the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has picked up a story (“Residents, businesses fed up with dumping ground”) about the problems. Thankfully there are two positive notes to add to this otherwise annoying topic:
For the short term: Councilmember Cleta Winslow is sponsoring a tire amnesty day on Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 9:00am to noon. Residents are asked to help pick up tires around the neighborhood and bring them to the drop-off site at the corner of Donnelly Avenue and Peeples Street in the Oakland City neighborhood. Westview residents will meet at 9:30am at Ontario Park to pick up tires in the community. Volunteers are appreciated!
For the long term: The AJC article indicates an illegal dumping hotline has been set up for this problem at 404-546-3867 or e-mail at email@example.com.
At a mere 38°F Westview neighbors braved the weather to do door-to-door canvassing for “Operation Neighborhood Take Back” on Saturday, December 5th. The event was sponsored by the Zone 4 Community Prosecutor in conjunction with Zone 4 Police and neighborhoods to provide public safety information to residents.