The long awaited clean-up of a massive tire dump in Gulfport began Monday. The former home of Gulfport Tire Recycling is just off Highway 49.
It has taken several years of complaints, a two day trial in city court and the recent sale of tires and tire shredding equipment. But the good news is the massive effort to remove nearly a quarter million tires is now underway.
Mac's Tire Recyclers began removing the first truck loads of tires Monday morning. Some of the tires will go to a recycling site in Mobile, while most will be trucked to a recycling center near Tupelo.