Dispose of Tires At Escambia County Tire Amnesty Day

March 11, 2018

Escambia County residents will have an opportunity to dispose of up to eight tires per person free of charge at the Escambia County Tire Amnesty Day event on Saturday, March 24 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The event will take place in the parking lot of the Escambia County Public Safety Building, 6575 N. W St.

Proof of Escambia County residency is required to participate, such as a driver’s license, power bill or voter registration card. The event is for residents only; no businesses, please. Residents will be allowed to dispose of up to eight tires, on or off the rim, per resident. Only car tires and light truck tires will be accepted.

This event is for waste tires only. Household hazardous waste and electronics will not be accepted.

Tire Amnesty Day is sponsored by the Escambia County Waste Services Department in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, through DEP’s Waste Tire Amnesty Grant Program. The event aims to help reduce mosquito-borne illness through non-chemical means, by disposing of old tires that may be used as mosquito breeding sites. Mosquito species that can transmit harmful infections such as West Nile virus breed in artificial container breeding sites, with old tires being a favorite location. Waste tires in large quantities can also pose a fire hazard.

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