Residents living in the City of Buffalo’s Lovejoy neighborhood have organized to address quality of life and public health concerns near Geiter Done of WNY, a demolition, disposal and tire shredding facility located on Greene Street. The company’s shredding operations attract substantial tractor trailer traffic, create intense noise pollution and generate “tire dust,” which can damage people’s lungs when inhaled.







Many in the neighborhood purchased their homes before the business began shredding tires.

There were environmental concerns prior – like when a large truck carrying asbestos overturned in the residential community – but locals’ quality of life was seriously damaged when the company began grinding tires in 2016.

Clean Air members in the neighborhood demand a peaceful, just and healthy community. Though tire recycling is a worthwhile effort, it should not come at the expense of residents’ health, safety or well-being.