|Ed & Barbara Rogers, Dave Hyatt and Larry Dunworth|
Third Annual Fairmont Town Council Tire Clean-UpLiving in a rural community in Northwest Los Angeles County is fantastic...for the most part. The views are breath taking, the skies are clear. During the day you can see for miles and at night there are more stars than you can count. It is peaceful and tranquil. We live in the community of Fairmont, which is about 25 miles from Lancaster to the East and 25 miles from Gorman to the West, on the Los Angeles--Kern County line.
|Skies in Fairmont are spectacular|
The only scar on a mostly perfect place is that not-so-nice people use this beautiful desert as a dumping ground for all sorts of trash. Los Angeles County is a very large and diverse place. Over half of the county is rural. There is a lot of ground to cover and the county Public Works Department simply cannot keep up with the illegal dumping that takes place in our deserts.
|Desert trash and tires in Fairmont.|
|Flyer from July's Clean up Event|
|Free permit to recycle 10+ tires|
|Council members Larry Dunworth and Barbara Rogers finding tires|
|Council members Larry Dunworth and Dave Hyatt|
So with our permit in hand, our ragtag band of volunteers, aged 50 to 75 scoured the desert in the northeast portion of Fairmont and collected tires. There were a total of five of us today, three members of the Town Council and two community members. So how did I get roped into this? My husband is on the Fairmont Town Council. He's a great guy and I like being married to him.
|Fairmont Town Council Members Larry Dunworth and Dave Hyatt|
We focused today's efforts in the Northeast area of our community. Unfortunately, there are many dump sites to choose from. We collected tires from two large collections and picked up a few along the way. Many of the tires, were off the beaten path, but we tried to get at all the tires we could!
|Fairmont Town Council President, Barbara Rogers|
|Marti Lindsey even got into the act...only small tires for me|
|Larry working to remove sand from a tire|
|Ed Rogers filling up the dump trailer|
We filled up Ed Rogers' fourteen foot dump trailer with over fifteen cubic yards of tires for recycling. We forgot to keep an exact count, but I think there are close to 100 tires in there!
|Larry and Ed congratulating each other on a job well done|
|Dave Hyatt throws another tire on|
|Stopped along 190th Street, West|
|Ed Rogers, Barbara Rogers, Dave Hyatt & Larry Dunworth|
Cheers for now!
Saturday, October 29, 2016
So Fairmont Town Council President, Barbara Rogers and her husband, Ed Rogers took the tires to one of the designated drop off points on Saturday morning. There were 80 tires in the load, containing some rims and over-sized tires. Thanks to all the volunteers for their collection and to Barbara and Ed for taking the tires in for Recycling!
|Ed Rogers dropping off the collected tires.|
|Dump trailer doing its job...dumping tires|
Until next year's Fairmont Town Council's Fourth Annual Tire Cleanup!
Cheers for now~