DALLAS (1080 KRLD)- The Dallas City Council has approved a contract with a trucking firm to remove a 60-foot high pile of used shingles in southeast Dallas known as "shingle mountain". The contract runs for one year but could be extended for an additional six months.
Blue Star Recycling began dumping shingles on the land along South Central Expressway in 2018. Their plan was to recycle and sell the material, but the shingles just kept piling up. The City of Dallas sued the company and a judge ordered the pile of debris to be removed, but company officials said they didn't have the funds to accomplish that task.
The city put out bids for companies to haul away the shingles and received several proposals. The Council voted to accept the low bid from Q. Roberts Trucking, Inc. for $450,000.
"We've been talking about shingle mountain for over two years, ever since 2018. We've finally got someone to start hauling the shingles off," said Council Member Tennell Atkins, who represents the neighborhood. "This was not an easy task. We've still got to follow the legal rule...we've still got to make sure all the 'i's' are dotted and the 't's' are crossed."