Monday, September 19, 2016

LANCASTER TIRE COLLECTION

Lancaster Farm and Home Center
1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 8am-12pm

Tires provide excellent habitat for mosquitoes, particularly the Asian Tiger Mosquito, a potential vector of Zika Virus. Tires may also provide a habitat for a number of other mosquitoes species that may be a nuisance or spread other diseases, cuch as West Nile Virus.   In response to this potential hazard the Lancaster County West Nile Virus Program is conducting a one-day tire collection to promote mosquito habitat removal.   Details below.

Open to persons living in Lancaster County. Please bring proof of address – driver's license, phone bill, etc. Out-of-county persons or tire related businesses will not be able to dispose of tires at this event.

There is NO preregistration for this event.4 regular/auto or 1 large tire can be taken for free from each individual, so long as space is available. Any tire with an inner rim diameter greater than 15 inches is considered large. Any tire with an inner rim diameter of 15 inches or less is considered regular/auto.Tires must be off the rim, drained of water, unburned, and not excessively dirty.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SPACE IS LIMITED. One trailer will be loaded to capacity with tires. Excess tires will not be accepted.Many local entities recycle scrap tires for a fee, including all three facilities operated by Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA). For more information about LCSWA's service, call (717) 397-9968 or visitlcswma.org.

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