2010-07-03 / News

Get rid of tires free

HEBRON – The Licking County Health Department is holding two free scrap tire drop off events this summer.

The first one is set for Saturday, July 24, at Lakewood High School, 9331 Lancer Drive off US 40. The second one will be held Saturday, August 28, at the Eden Township Building, 10298 Purity Road in St. Louisville. Both events run from 8 a.m. to noon.

“Scrap tires are perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes which can pose a significant public health risk by causing serious and sometimes deadly diseases such as West Nile Virus.” said Joe Ebel, Licking County Health Commissioner. “These events are excellent opportunities for our residents to dispose of their scrap tires legally and for free. Cleaning up these scrap tires will help to reduce the risk of disease by eliminating mosquito breeding sites in tires that may be laying around the county.”

Disposal is free during these events. All types of tires will be accepted. A limit of 20 tires per person will be enforced. A grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is paying for the cost of tire disposal. For more information call the Health Department at 349-6535 or visit www.lickingcohealth.org.

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