A chance to dispose of your old car tires at no cost!
If you have car tires you want to get rid of, mark your calendar! The Jackson County Vector Control District is sponsoring a no-cost tire disposal event from 8 am to 4 pm August 15, 16 and 17. The event is for automobile tires only, and tires on the rim or over 34” in diameter will not be accepted. There’s a 15 tire limit per residence with a 30 tire limit per vehicle. And please do not bring tires cut in half or in pieces. In order to dispose of any tires, you must bring your ID or utility statement with your home address for verification of Jackson County residency.
Tire Disposal Event
- Thursday, August 15 through Saturday, August 17, 8 am to 4 pm
- Jackson County Vector Control District Office, 555 Mosquito Lane, Central Point, OR 97502
- 541-826-2199 or www.jcvcd.org
Why proper disposal is critical
Old tires lying about filled with water can be home to hundreds of new mosquitos every week. Not only are the mosquitos a nuisance, but they can also carry disease — including West Nile virus. Newer technology has made it possible to use old tires as an alternative fuel in the manufacturing of Portland cement and as a material used in hot melt asphalt. They have also been used in the creation of barriers for collision reduction, rainwater runoff and erosion control. Tires can even be ground up and used as fuel or recycled for use on basketball courts and shoe products. So if you have old tires you need to get rid of, be sure to dispose of them legally and correctly.