For the third year in a row, Keep Newnan Beautiful is collaborating with Coweta County for the organization’s annual Tire Amnesty Day event on Saturday, January 9, 8:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. at Hunter Recreation Facility – 2970 Ga Hwy 16, Sharpsburg.
Last years event brought in more than 50 tons of tires – filling up three tractor trailers from both collection sites: Hunter Recreation Complex in Sharpsburg and the City of Newnan’s Public Works location.
“Tires are difficult for the environment, they hold water, bugs and creatures. This event has been a great, free alternative to help keep our community clean,” said Page Beckwith, Keep Newnan Beautiful Director.
Keep Newnan Beautiful works closely with the community to help educate, motivate and empower the residents of Newnan to take greater responsibility for improving the community environment through its various educational projects.
“The event is a great opportunity for the county to connect with the City of Newnan, to help clean up various areas throughout Coweta County,” said Tim Shelnutt, supervisor for Code Enforcement with Coweta County. “We were also very thankful to have support from the county’s administration.”
In addition to support from both the city and county, the event is typically created through a trust fund grant allocated for tire disposal by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. “The state of Georgia’s EPD sets aside funds for a grant through land protection to properly dispose of tires, which gives us assistance in covering the costs for removing, transporting, and processing scrap tires cleaned up from the city and county.” Most tires will be accepted for free — except large equipment tires and tires with rims.
Residents can call KNB at 678-673-5505 or email [email protected] with any questions.