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Cars line up to drop off tires and recyclables at 'Spring Clean and Tire Amnesty Days'

By Jenna Rogers, Reporter, jrogers@ktxs.com
Published On: Apr 15 2013 02:26:58 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 13 2013 03:13:29 PM CDT
ABILENE, Texas -

Spring is upon us, and with the season comes the more unpleasant task of "spring cleaning."

The city of Abilene kicked off the "Spring Clean and Tire Amnesty Days" Thursday. On Saturday, the final day, cars lined up before the event opened at 9 a.m.

The annual event gives Abilenians a chance to clean up their homes by dropping off items at the city's Environmental Recycling Center, located at 2209 Oak St.

The center will accept any type of recyclable materials including plastics, glass and cardboard, as well as outdated electronics, furniture and old appliances.

"Hopefully people are getting things out of the alleys and out of their backyards and things that are unsightly and not good to have laying around," said Bob Ervin of the city of Abilene ERC.

Certain items such as large-scale remodeling project materials will not be accepted. While most items may be dropped off free of charge, citizens will be asked to off-load their own items.

People are also invited to bring up to eight passenger tires without rims, free of charge with proof of residency (current water bill). However, truck tires without rims are $6 per tire and with rims $8 per tire. Ag tires will be accepted without rims only for a $35 per tire service fee. No commercial or business tires will be accepted.

The event continues through Saturday, April 13 at 5 p.m.  

For more information on recycling or the Spring Clean event, call 325-672-2209.