Free Tire Recycling for Clermont Residents | Environment
FELICITY, OH (FOX19) - Sent by Rebecca Kimble; Clermont County Communications
Do you have old tires inside your garage that you’re not sure what to do with? The Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District has the solution – bring your tires to the free Tire Amnesty Days. Clermont County residents will be able to bring their tires to be recycled for free on Friday, August 24, Saturday, August 25, and Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The collection site will be at the Franklin Township Administration Building, located at 981 Hopewell Rd. in Felicity.
“Scrap tires lying around a property are aesthetically unpleasing, and can pose a health and safety risk by acting as breeding grounds for mosquitoes and vermin,” said Hannah Gonzalez of the Clermont County Office of Environmental Quality. “If left in the environment for long periods of time, abandoned tires can leach toxic chemicals, such as zinc, heavy metals, vulcanization and rubber chemicals into ground and surface waters.”
Municipal solid waste landfills won’t collect tires on trash routes and can’t accept them at their landfills. Dumping scrap tires over the hillside or on the side of the road is illegal and harmful to the environment. Furthermore, the illegal dumping of scrap tires essentially passes the burden of tire disposal on to the tax payers.
The Tire Amnesty Days recycling event is open to the public only, not for businesses. Anyone bringing more than ten tires to the event will need to sign a form stating that the tires are not from a business that sells tires or generates tires as part of their regular business. The tires may be dropped off with or without rims.