The Westview Community Organization held a successful kick-off to the “April Clean-Up Month.” Neighbors came together on Saturday, April 7, 2012, to tackle two tasks:
One team roamed the streets to collect tires that have been dumped throughout the neighborhood. Thanks to Liberty Tire Recycling, the 100 collected tires (!) will no longer be littering the Westview neighborhood.
The second team set out to start constructing a picket fence around the new Stokes Avenue Community Park (or at least park to be!). Thanks to the “NPU-T” grant the neighborhood was able to fund a picket fence. The fence is yet to be completed, but good progress has been made.
Thanks to all the volunteers who made it out! We hope to see you out for the next two clean-up days on Saturday, April 14, and Saturday, April 21.
To view more photos of the tire clean-up and fence construction please visit our Westview Facebook page.
Date: Saturday, April 7th, 14th, and 21st
Meet-up: KIPP STRIVE Academy, 1444 Lucile Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30310
Details: April has been marked as the spring “clean-up month” for Westview. Three clean-up’s are scheduled for Saturday, April 7th, 14th, and 21st. Each day will focus on a different task. Come help out one day or all three days!
Saturday, April 7th – Tire Recycling Day
Saturday, April 14th – Trash/Junk Day
Saturday, April 21st – Weed Control Day
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illegal tire dumpings around the Westview neighborhood had become a serious nuisance over the last couple of months. So when Councilwoman Carla Smith and a number of commercial sponsors held an electronic waste and tire amnesty day on April 18th Westview neighbors Patrick Berry, Joe Gunby, Steffi Langer-Berry, and Scott Smith met up to de-litter the community. As a result Westview now has 61 less tires junking up the neighborhood!