Manistee County announces Scrap Tire Drop-off events for 2018

MANISTEE COUNTY — Manistee County was awarded a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant to cover the cost of disposal of standard passenger and light duty truck tires.

Two county-wide scrap tire cleanup events are being planned for Sept. 22 and Oct. 13. Both events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manistee County Fairgrounds, located at 7587 First St. in Onekama.

Whole scrap tires are banned from landfill disposal which causes many people to leave them on their property. Old tires hold water and act as breading grounds for mosquitos, are a fire safety hazard and degrade the natural beauty of the county.

The Manistee County scrap tire events provide an opportunity for residents to properly dispose of tires and improve the health, safety and appearance around their homes and community.

The events are open to residents of Manistee County only for disposal of passenger and light duty truck tires; the grant does not cover tires from businesses and farms. To verify residency, identification such as a valid Michigan driver’s license, state issued ID, recent utility or tax bill is required to participate.

All tires must be clean and off the rim. A limit of 10 tires per vehicle can be transported to the event; more than 10 tires requires a scrap tire hauler registration by the State of Michigan.

A fee of $1 per tire will be collected the day of the event to cover costs of planning and promotion.

For more information contact Manistee County Recycles toll-free at 855.2Go.Zero (855.246.9376) or kaela@iriswastediversion.com.

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