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Wakefield clean-up effort disposes of 4,000 tires


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JOE HILBORN is loading and packing dumpsters during the joint clean-up effort between Wakefield and the Wakefield Township Saturday. About 85 tons of waste was removed and another 4,000 tires.

WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP - The joint Wakefield and Wakefield Township clean-up effort at the Western Upper Peninsula Recycling Center in the township's industrial park last Friday and Saturday, yielded better than expected results.

John Cox, township supervisor, said they expected 3,000 tires would get dropped off, but they received 4,000 and roughly 85 tons of waste was removed, too.

Cox said both municipalities were thrilled community members "came out to properly dispose of their tires and to clean up the roadsides."

Cox said Wakefield Township generated eight large roll-off dumpster loads, e...

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