City of Seguin looking to limit tires, paper at annual clean up days
Posted on 9/6/2018 7:19:00 AM.
(Seguin) -- The city is placing limits on some of the items that will be accepted at the twice-annual citywide clean up days. The Seguin City Council approved a recommendation from staff that would place a limit on the number of tires that will be accepted during the free event. It also limits the amount of paper that can be brought in for shredding at the event.

City Engineer Joe Ramos says they had people who were taking advantage of the system.

"We had what it appeared to be businesses bring in either their tires or their paper for shredding. We've had big trailers full of tires come in on just one vehicle. We've had a whole pickup load full of shredding that appeared to be business related. So what has happened because of this on several occasions, either the shredding truck fills up before noon or the tire recycle trailer fills up before noon and so other folks that show up with their tires and paper are no longer able to dispose of them because the trucks are full," said Ramos.

Ramos says they tried to come up with reasonable limits, so that most city residents will not be impacted by the change. He says they want to make sure that local businesses aren't unfairly utilizing the services.

"What we'd like to do is implement a limit on the tires -- restricting the tires to 10 tires per person and either two boxes or two trash bags of paper -- that way it will guarantee that we will be able to keep the truck available until noon for tires and the same thing with the truck for shredding. So we don't have to turn people away before noon," said Ramos.

The council approved the changes, but instead of two 50 gallon bags of paper, the number will be pushed up to three bags. Some members of the council said they thought that two bags wasn't enough given the fact that so many people need to shred documents.

The city's annual clean up days are held one Saturday during the spring and fall in the parking lot outside the Seguin Coliseum. The service is completely free to residents of the city.
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