JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Hundreds lined the streets Saturday near EverBank Field to make a little money during the tire and sign buy-back event.
More than 23,000 tires and 6,000 illegal signs were collected and more than $41,000 was distributed by the City.
The first-ever event was part of efforts by the City of Jacksonville to stop neighborhood and urban blight.
Duval County residents traded in up to 10 tires at a rate of $2 per tire, or up to 40 illegal snipe signs for 50 cents per sign.
Mayor Alvin Brown was on-hand and even tossed around a couple tires.
The event ran for six hours and led to some very long lines. The city was able to collect several thousand old tires and signs.
"This event was a great success for our city," said Mayor Brown. "It's a terrific example of community spirit in action when so many residents of Jacksonville take the initiative to step forward and help us keep our city clean."