Saturday, July 8, 2017


(Ed.s' Note: You have until 2 or until the container is full to get rid of the mosquito-breeding tires you may have lying around the shed in the backyard. Today's City of Brownsville Tire Collection Day encourages residents to eliminate standing water around one’s home and help reduce the number of mosquitoes that can spread dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses. Water often collects in discarded tires.

Business was brisk at the Central Library on Central Blvd. where many residents were taking care of the chance to discard the old tires. Residents are limited to four tires per person.

Residents can take tires to the following locations:

DISTRICT 1: GonzalezPark, 34 Tony Gonzalez Drive
DISTRICT 2: CablerPark, 550 Burnett Road
DISTRICT 3: VeteransPark, 2500 Central Blvd.
DISTRICT 4: OliveiraPark, 104 El Paso Road

Residents must bring a valid driver’s license and their Brownsville Public Utilities Board account of charges to show proof of residency.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This activity should be done on a set-up schedule at least every 2 or 3 months and not just for tires. Have you seen the neighborhood around 24th and Polk. They have a house with a "For Rent" sign on it and you see the junk in the next yard and across the street and who in their right mind will even think about moving into that rat-infested area. Yet, I saw 5 city employees standing under the trees a block or two away on Polk, doing nothing except get out of the sun. Doesn't anyone else see this junk? Where are the enforcement officials and are those some of the ones who get a monthly gas stipend to run around town and check such things? Yet, we are the All-American City full of crep!