PITTSBURGH, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh-based Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America, is pleased to announce that the company recently received recognition for the donation of its tire collection and reclamation services to The Arts Exchange, an Atlanta-area community center. The center gave Liberty Tire Recycling top honors at its first volunteer appreciation awards ceremony, held at the center in late October 2012. In 2011, Liberty Tire Recycling voluntarily removed more than 1,000 scrap tires that had been illegally dumped on the center's property.
"Illegally dumped scrap tires are a safety hazard, and The Arts Exchange may have been charged as much as $2 per tire to have the tires removed," said Dewey Grantham, Jr., regional manager, Liberty Tire Recycling. "We are pleased that we were able to provide assistance to the center in their time of need last spring."
Liberty Tire Recycling has engaged in ongoing efforts to collect and reclaim scrap tires as a result of illegal tire dumping across the Atlanta area, which has become a growing problem following the recent reduction in funding for a statewide scrap tire management program. In April of this year, Liberty Tire Recycling collaborated with the City of Atlanta and Keep Atlanta Beautiful to stage a city-wide tire cleanup event. Volunteers gathered throughout the city and collected 25,000 scrap tires in one day. Tires from the event were transported to Liberty's facility near Atlanta, where they were recycled.
For more information on Liberty Tire Recycling, visit www.libertytire.com.
About Liberty Tire Recycling
Liberty Tire Recycling is the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America. By recycling more than 140 million tires annually, Liberty Tire reclaims about 1.5 billion pounds of rubber for innovative, eco-friendly products. The recycled rubber produced by Liberty Tire is used as crumb rubber and industrial feedstock for molded products; as tire-derived fuel for industrial kilns, mills and power plants; and as rubber mulch for landscaping and playgrounds. The company maintains a nationwide network of processing plants, and comprehensive door-to-door collection services. Liberty Tire Recycling is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, please visit www.libertytire.com.
Jeff Donaldson For Liberty Tire Recycling
SOURCE Liberty Tire Recycling