Used farm and semi tires to be collected by county solid waste district

Wood County residents are encouraged to properly dispose of their used farm and semi tires during a special collection event. This event requires pre-registration in order to participate. Residents may pre-register by calling the Wood County Solid Waste Management District office at 419-354- 9297, March 5 through March 9.

A limit of 5 farm/semi tires per resident will be accepted at no charge. Prior to calling, please note the number, type, and size of tires you would like to recycle. After registering, you will be provided the date and location of the event and a scheduled drop off time. Proof of Wood County residency will be required and will be checked at the entrance. This event is for residential customers only. No agri-businesses.

Limited Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) grant funding is available. Registration will be handled on a first come, first served basis. This event is made possible through a grant received by the Wood County Solid Waste Management District, a Wood County Commissioners’ Department, from the OEPA. Partner agencies include the Wood Soil & Water Conservation District, the Wood County Health District, the Wood County Fair Board, and the Wood County Sheriff’s Office.

Residents are discouraged from storing used tires on their properties as they create an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes; become homes for vermin, insects, and pests; and have the potential of igniting fire hazards. Those unable to dispose of their tires during this event are encouraged to visit www.recyclewoodcounty.org for a list of locations accepting tires on a daily basis for proper recycling and disposal.

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