For Immediate Release
June 14, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS – One of the easiest ways to help control the mosquito population is to limit areas of standing water where mosquitos breed. Unused tires, when left outside, can collect water and become an ideal place for mosquitoes to lay eggs.
The Marion County Public Health Department’s Mosquito Control program encourages residents to get rid of tires for free during Tire Recycle Day on Saturday, June 16 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Two locations have been designated as tire drop-off locations for collecting used passenger car tires.
Marion County residents can bring up to six car tires, off the rim, from passenger vehicles only. This event is for individuals and not for use by tire retailers or auto salvage yards. All tires collected will be recycled.
“Getting rid of old, unused tires is not only good for reducing the mosquito population, but it’s also good for the environment,” said Matt Sinsko, coordinator of the Marion County Public Health Department’s Mosquito Control program. “We all can play a role in making our neighborhoods healthier places to live.”
Drop-off locations for Tire Recycle Day on June 16 are:
For more information about Tire Recycle Day, please contact the Marion County Public Health Department’s Mosquito Control program at (317) 221-7440 or visit marionhealth.org.
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