Keep Dallas Clean Initiative removes seven tons of scrap tires

Keep Dallas Clean Initiative removes seven tons of scrap tires

Code Compliance Services and Groundwork Dallas’ April 24 Earth Day Tire Removal event was a resounding success, with seven tons of scrap tires removed from high dump areas around the Trinity River.

“More than 40 Southwest Airlines employees volunteered to pick up scrap tires,” said Code Compliance Director Kris Sweckard. “Even the rain could not keep them from helping to clean up their community. We are thankful for Southwest Airlines and their employees for volunteering their time and energy to help keep Dallas clean.”

Code Compliance distributed signs and handouts at 15 recreation and community centers near the Trinity River and met with surrounding neighborhood associations. On May 18, Project Manager Bernetta Young spoke to second graders at Dunbar Elementary’s career fair, discussing Code Compliance and the Keep Dallas Clean initiative. Activity books to help students learn about the initiative were also distributed.

From 10 to 11:30 a.m. on June 17 Code Compliance Services will conduct a scrap tire training session for law enforcement, code officers, prosecutors and policy makers at Eco Park, 5215 Simpson Stuart Road. The training is open to the public and parking is free. To register, contact [email protected].

The Keep Dallas Clean initiative was established in 2014 by the City of Dallas in cooperation with the North Central Council of Governments, through funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The goal of the campaign is to help stop the illegal dumping of tires in the Trinity River Corridor through educational activities, public awareness and publicizing penalties.

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