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County tire collection at fairgrounds Oct. 5-6

Skagit County will host a free tire-round up for county residents Thursday-Friday Oct. 5-6 at the Skagit County Fairgrounds. Residents must register online. There is a limit of twelve road tires per household, including car, truck, motorcycle and semi-trucks. Tractor tires will not be accepted. Drop-off is at the north entrance of the fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia Street, Mount Vernon 98273.

In the 2022 collection, over 40 tons of used road tires were dropped off in one day. County staff hope to collect at least that quantity again.

Proper tire disposal has many benefits. Tires are a significant source of solid waste and they can be expensive to dispose of and clean up properly, since they are laden with toxic chemicals that can leach into ground and surface water as they sit out in the landscape, harming fish, wildlife and the environment.

Information: call the Skagit County Solid Waste Division: 360-416-1570.

Register at: skagitcounty.net/Forms/TireRoundUp

Source:

Skagit County government

 

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