DETROIT (WXYZ) - 'Tire Sweep 2012' is returning to Detroit for its fifth year. The program begins today in southwest Detroit.
Volunteers will be hauling away illegally dumped tires to be processed for recycling and re-purposing.
The three-day event will cover as many as 30 areas.
It's sponsored by Wayne County's County Lending Environmental Assistance to Neighborhoods, or 'CLEAN' initiative, in sponsorship with the Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision.
These tires can then be used for eco-friendly purposes like manufacturing of locally made flip flops and even alternative fuel sources to generate power by the Wyandotte Power Plant.
'Tire Sweep 2012' runs until June 28.
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