Retire Old Rubber with Tire Amnesty Days

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2022

Retire Old Rubber with Tire Amnesty Days

 
WHO:  Leon County Government
WHAT:  Tire Amnesty Days
WHEN:  Now through Friday, May 26, 2023
WHERE:  Leon County Solid Waste Facility and Rural Waste Centers

Leon County Government, in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, will host its annual Tire Amnesty Days program, a free tire collection program to reduce mosquito breeding grounds. Through Friday, May 26, 2023, citizens can drop off old tires for free at the following Leon County facilities:
  • Leon County Solid Waste Facility, 7550 Apalachee Pkwy
  • Rural Waste Center – Woodville, 549 Henry Jones Rd,
  • Rural Waste Center – Fort Braden, 2485 East Joe Thomas Rd and
  • Rural Waste Center – Miccosukee, 13051 Miccosukee Rd.
Tires without rims are preferred.
 
Just one tire improperly stored in a backyard can become a breeding ground for thousands of mosquitoes which can carry diseases like Zika, West Nile and Dengue Fever. During Tire Amnesty Days, citizens can dispose of old tires for free, helping to keep the community safe and protect our environment. Last year’s Tire Amnesty Days event garnered more than 145 tons of tires, which were recycled and repurposed for playgrounds and other facilities.
 
Citizens can drop off tires at the Leon County Solid Waste Facility from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or at one of the Rural Waste Service Centers on Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The program will run until Friday, May 26, 2023, or until grant funds are exhausted. All Leon County citizens who bring a valid ID verifying their County residence may participate.
 
Residents may dispose of up to 25 passenger car tires free of charge. Commercial loads will not be accepted. This event is for tires only and no other items can be accepted. For more information, visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/Mosquito.

Beyond Tire Amnesty Days, citizens may visit the Leon County Solid Waste Facility and Rural Waste Service Centers to dispose of tires, household garbage, recyclables, yard waste, bulky household items, hazardous waste and white goods during normal business hours. Normal service charges will apply.
 
For more information, contact Aaron Ford, Leon County Public Works at (850) 606-1455 / FordA@LeonCountyFL.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.


  
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