Tire collection event set


SIDNEY — On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Shelby County will be holding a tire collection event for the residents of Shelby County. Pre-registration and payment in person only prior to Nov. 11, 2022, at: Shelby SWCD, 822 Fair Road, Sidney, Ohio (payment in cash or check only) $2 per passenger tire up to 20-nch rim size. Absolutely no farm or semi tires can be accepted at this time.

The event will take place at the Shelby County Fairgrounds (enter from Highland Avenue main gate) Registrants will be assigned a time slot between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is a limit of 10 tires per person. The event is being coordinated in partnership with the Shelby County Commissioners, Shelby County Engineers, Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District, Shelby County Township Trustees, the Shelby County Engineer’s Office, the North Central Ohio Solid Waste District and local FFA chapters.

Illegally dumped or improperly stored scrap tires are not only a nuisance but are also a health concern. Rain water that accumulates in the scrap tires provides an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes that transmit a variety of diseases to people and animals. The most common disease is West Nile Virus. Illegal open burning of scrap tires can create immediate health hazards to persons with breathing problems and the environment.

“We strongly encourage residents to take advantage of this collection event and clean up any scrap tires stored on their property. Right now we are not looking at this as a yearly event but more of a ‘one-last-time’ event. So, when you purchase new tires, do not take back your old ones. Dealers can properly dispose of scrap tires for a minimal fee,” said Jason Bruns, Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District administrator.

A list of licensed scrap tire facilities in Shelby County can be found at www.ncowaste.org.

For more information, contact Jason at 937-492-6520 ext 2586 or [email protected]