The Clinton County Solid Waste Management District recently hosted its annual Tire Amnesty Event as local residents and communities were given the opportunity to recycle scrap tires that may have accumulated over time or been found deposited along roadsides and in public parks.
Despite stormy weather conditions, 142 participants combined to collect nearly 1,100 scrap tires, weighing over 16 tons. Those tires were then delivered to an area processing facility where they will be recycled into pavers, running tracks, or used for civil engineering and other such purposes.
Funding for this program was provided largely in part by a grant received from the Ohio EPA.
Other organizations partnering with the Solid Waste Management District to host this year’s Tire Amnesty Event included:
• Clinton County Engineer/Highway Departments
• Clinton County Juvenile Probation Department
• Tau Kappa Beta Fraternity from Wilmington College
Residents who may have missed this event or would simply like to learn more about local recycling opportunities are encouraged to visit www.co.clinton.oh.us/recycling.