OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Department of Solid Waste will hold Tire Amnesty Days May 13 and June 17 at the county transfer stations. Normal tire disposal fees will be waived.
The events are sponsored by State Senator Patty Ritchie and the Oswego County Legislature to allow residents to safely dispose of unwanted tires and reduce mosquito-breeding habitats.
Residents can bring unwanted tires to the transfer stations between 8 a.m. and noon.
Oswego County transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers are located at Bristol Hill, 3125 NYS Route 3, Volney; 1167 County Route 7, Hannibal; 1391 U.S. Route 11, Hastings; 700 E. Seneca St., Oswego; and 100 County Route 2A, Pulaski.
“Unwanted waste tires can act as a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which pose a serious health risk,” said Senator Patty Ritchie. “I’m pleased to partner again with Oswego County to give residents the chance to dispose of unsightly waste tires. This effort will not only help us to protect the environment and the beauty of our region, but also continue the work we have done to ‘Fight the Bite’ and safeguard the public from mosquito borne diseases, like EEE.”
Mark Powell, Oswego County Solid Waste Director, said the county will accept up to eight tires per household at no charge to Oswego County residents.
Additional tires will be accepted but they must be weighed in on the transfer station scales.
There will be a $10 minimum fee for additional tires. Tractor tires must be cut into quarters.
For more information, call the Department of Solid Waste at 315-591-9200, or visit http://www.oswegocounty.com/dsw/index.html.
For more information on preventing the spread of EEE, West Nile and other diseases carried by mosquitoes, visit http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/west_nile_virus/