‘Tireless Project’ Returns This Weekend

The Tireless Project returns to Peoria this weekend.

A group of volunteers wanting to rid the city of old, unwanted tires will hold their first tire collection of 2016 on Saturday.

The collection site is located at 2301 S. Darst Street, and is open to only Peoria residents.

Customers must have proof of residency in the form of a driver’s license, state ID, or property tax statement.

Hours of collection are planned for 9:00-11:00 a.m., but once the trailer reaches capacity of 1,000 tires, they will shut down.

Kathy Burdette, one of the organizers of Project Tireless, says they will take 20 tires per customer.

“But, only the first 10 tires are free. After that, it’s a $1.00 per tire for tires 11-20 basically, cash only.”

Burdette says funds will be used for project supplies and neighborhood cleanups.

“Tires must be regular tires, not oversized. And they must be off the rim,” said Burdette.

Tire collections will be held on the fourth Saturday of the month through September at 2301 S. Darst Street, Peoria.

Burdette says if tires are left after the designated hours, a $200 fine for littering will be enforced, and Peoria Police will be at the site after they close down.

For more information on the Tireless Project, contact Julie Eliathamby Ryan at (309) 363-3200, or Kathy Burdette at (309) 472-6560.

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