To help prevent breeding grounds for mosquitoes, Leon County Government, in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental
To help prevent breeding grounds for mosquitoes,
Leon County Government, in partnership with the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, will host its annual tire amnesty event for citizens
to drop off tires for free. The event will
take place over several weeks beginning Thursday, October 1, and continuing through
Friday, November 20 with social distancing guidelines in place.
Just one tire improperly stored in a backyard
can become a breeding ground for thousands of mosquitoes which can carry
diseases like Zika, West Nile and Dengue Fever. Citizens can dispose of old
tires for free, helping to keep the community safe. Through the program, Leon
County has collected 300 tons of tires which have been recycled and repurposed
for reuse in playgrounds and other facilities.
Starting October 1, citizens can drop
off tires at the Leon County Solid Waste Facility from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday-Friday or at one of the Rural Waste Service Centers from 9 a.m. to 6
p.m., Friday-Sunday. All Leon County citizens who bring a valid ID verifying
their County residence may participate.
Residents may dispose of up to 25
passenger car tires free of charge. Commercial loads will not be accepted. This
event is for tires only and no other items can be accepted. For more
information, visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/Mosquito
October 1 (Thursday) 8:00 am - November 20 (Friday) 5:00 pm
Leon County GovernmentAnnya Shalun 301 S. Monroe Street