It's been a while since there was a county wide tire drive. The business of staying home has kind of kept us from doing some of the important stuff that we don't often stop and think about when the opportunity comes along. Well, Cedar Creek Township just off 31 in the northern part of the county has been famous for their success in tire drives in the past and on September 17th, you're invited to bring in the tires you may have around the garage, yard or barn and recycle them.
A tire left alone out in the elements or a landfill will take 100 years to decay. Imagine that? A century until it's gone? Wow. That's an awful lot of mosquitoes bred and a lot of wasted opportunity for the tire to be repurposed into things like crumb rubber for use in paving projects or shredded into a lightweight fill for use in other civil engineering projects. There are many other eco-friendly products made from recycled tire. Linda Aerts is the Cedar Creek Supervisor and she explains the need for the event and the request for some volunteer help the day of.
There will be three semi trailers to be filled, the need is for the tires for sure but also some strong hands to pitch in in loading them properly into the trailers. Do you have a group looking for service hours? How about a team that could use some strength conditioning? Are you an eco-minded person or group?
It's a chance to rid the planet of the tires. It's a community building day in a remarkably beautiful neck of the woods in Muskegon County if you've not been there and it's only a short drive to get there. They are asking that only individuals or families bring the tires. The event gets underway bright and early, 8a and concludes at 1. The Township Hall is located at 6556 Sweeter Road. You can CLICK HERE to learn more about Cedar Creek Township online.