McALESTER, Okla - The city of McAlester is recognized as an Oklahoma Clean Community.
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality recognizes communities for their efforts to clean up used tires, which can attract mosquitoes and rodents.
DEQ pays to haul off old, unused or abandoned tires.
A ceremony to celebrate McAlester's new designation was held Tuesday at the Southeast Expo Center.
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