In May 27 Issue
“We had 14 tractor-trailer loads of tires dropped off at the tire
amnesty day,” said Solid Waste Coordinator H.M. Bottom. “They estimated
that was about 35,000 tires that were collected.”
Bottom said the event, which ran from Thursday through Saturday last week could be the last of its kind for some time.
“The legislature hasn't appropriated any more money for the program,” Bottom explained.
He said he and others have passed along how important the program is to keeping litter from the countryside and illegal tire dumps from returning.
Bottom said the county's waste transfer station will accept tires, but there is a fee.
He said the tires collected last week are being taken to a recycling center where they will be ground into material that is used in sports fields, or as mulch or fill for road construction.