Cruz seeks volunteers for districtwide tire cleanup

PHILADELPHIA, July 30 – State Rep. Angel Cruz, D-Phila., is seeking volunteers to join him and the Philadelphia Streets Department to collect improperly disposed tires throughout the 180th Legislative District.       

The Tire Roundup will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25. People who are interested will meet at Cruz’s district office at 3503 North B St., Unit 7, 19134. For more information, call Cruz’s office at (215) 291-5643.

“Tires that are lying around our neighborhoods are not only an eyesore, but they are a potential health hazard. They collect water and become breeding grounds for insects that can cause West Nile virus and other illnesses,” Cruz said. “I urge everyone to join me in making our community look better and healthier by collecting tires so they can be disposed of properly.”

Cruz added they are looking for residents who have a truck to help canvass neighborhoods to remove these illegally dumped tires.

The Philadelphia Streets Department’s Sanitation Division developed the tire roundup program in 1995 to address the serious problem of illegally discarded tires throughout the city.