In Longview, the big business done by clean up volunteers today came mostly in the form of old tires. City workers took in hundreds of old tires at their drop off locations on Pine Tree Road and Timpson Street. It was part of the Keep Longview Beautiful city-wide clean-up effort. Old phone books were also a big drop-off item.
Volunteers say the tire recycling was not only to keep the city clean, but to avoid a traditional, summer pest, mosquitos! The tires will be sent to a recycling plant in Houston.