KTSCB scrap tire event planned

  • Scrap tire roundup on Scenic Drive between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2.
    Scrap tire roundup on Scenic Drive between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2.
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    Stephens County, along with Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful will host a scrap tire roundup at the Stephens County Public Works Department located at 1597 Scenic Drive between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2.
    Stephens County residents are invited to dispose of as many as four scrap tires per household at no charge.  
    Participants must bring proof of residency such as a recent bill or tax notice.  
    The scrap tires must be no larger than passenger or light-duty truck tires.  Tires will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.
    Once the trailer, which holds about 1,400 tires, is full no more tires will be accepted.  
    Stephens County has received a grant from the State of Georgia to conduct the small-scale scrap tire roundup.  
    The funds will allow the county to accept about 1,400 scrap passenger and light-duty truck tires for disposal, free of charge.  
    Though small in scale, this roundup will be useful for gaining experience about the feasibility of more extensive roundups in the future.
    Scrap tires can pose a variety of health hazards.  
    Left outside, old tires often hold stagnant pools of water where disease-bearing mosquitoes thrive.  
    Rodents and the creatures that eat the rodents also find tire piles to be suitable habitat.  
    Getting rid of scrap tires in the landscape can help reduce the spread of mosquito-related disease as well as reduce the chances of rodent infestation.