By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)– The Town of Apple Valley has received a grant that will assist in the cleanup of illegally dumped tires throughout the Town’s right of way and public property. This is the third straight time the Town has been awarded the two-year Local Government Waste Tire Cleanup Grant from CalRecycle. The previous grant helped to remove more than 1,800 tires from the local community.
“Our Code Enforcement officers work diligently every day to ensure a safe and clean environment for our residents and commuters”, said Mayor Art Bishop. “Dumping tires is illegal and can have environmental impacts on our community if left neglected. This grant will provide the necessary time and labor costs to alleviate those hazards.”
The $11,582 grant will fund equipment from Burrtec Waste as well as use of town staff and vehicle mileage incurred during the program. All tires removed will be transported by Burrtec to the Mitsubishi Cement Corporation located in Lucerne Valley, where they will be used as an alternative fuel source.
For additional information on proactive Code Enforcement events such as neighborhood cleanups and tire collection days or to report illegally dumped tires in your area, call 760-240-7000 x7560 or visit www.AVCode.org