Jacksonville's Second Annual Tire and Sign Buy Back Event
In attempt to curb neighborhood blight, the City of Jacksonville hosted the Second Annual Tire and Sign Buy-Back event at the Everbank Field. Approved by the Jacksonville City Council, this event was a huge success! The line of cars wrapped around the perimeter of the stadium, with the first person arriving at 4:30 am.
Duval County residents were eligible for $2 per tire, up to 10 tires, and $0.50 per illegal advertising sign, up to 40 signs. Many people eagerly brought more, enhancing much of our city! In all, 23,000 tires and 6,000 signs were collected, totally $41,255 in payment to Jacksonville residents. All tires and signs were sent to Lakeland where they were burned for a waste-to-energy plant.
ETM staff was proud to assist the city in the successful tire and sign buy back event. Pleased with the result, Mayor Alvin Brown stated, “It tells you that we have a lot of help out here. I’m very happy that the citizens of Jacksonville decided to step in and help us keep the city clean.”
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