[MARCH 31, 2006] The Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency,
along with the Lincoln Street and Alley Department and the Logan
County Health Department, will sponsor a used tire collection on
Saturday at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Used tires and those that are illegally dumped
are not only unsightly but pose health hazards as well. Mosquitoes
that lay their eggs in standing water, including water found in
discarded tires, can transmit the West Nile virus.
Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring the collection at the
state level. Tire Shredders Unlimited of Lincoln will be the end
processor of the tires for the Illinois EPA.
The collection will be as follows:
Date: Saturday, April 1
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Logan County Fairgrounds
Use the Short 11th Street entrance, the south gate, to enter the
Tires will not be accepted from businesses such as
tire dealers, gas stations, commercial trucking companies or anyone
that will be generating and accumulating used tires after the
collection has occurred. Tires will not be accepted from vehicles
having license plates outside the state of Illinois.
The collection will accept tractor, truck and
passenger tires. Off-road and large industrial tires will not be
accepted. Tires will be accepted on the rim. The maximum number of
tires that an individual may bring to the collection is limited to
All participants must complete a "Consensual Removal Agreement"
before any tires are unloaded. Tires must be counted and recorded on
the agreement. Original signed agreements will be collected and
maintained by the Illinois EPA. These forms are available in advance
of the collection at the following offices: Logan County Farm
Bureau, Logan County USDA office, Logan County Health Department and
Logan County Extension office. Individuals are encouraged to obtain
forms in advance and to bring the completed forms to the collection
to expedite the process.
Individuals who have
participated in a previous tire cleanup event are not eligible to
participate in this collection. The used tire program is not an
annual or biannual outlet for the disposal of waste tires but is
rather is a one-time cleanup offer to Illinois citizens. As part of
the signed agreement, tire collection participants consent to not
allow waste tires to accumulate on their property.
If you have any questions on the used tire program,
contact Mitzi Rohlfs, Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency
coordinator, at 732-9636. Logan County residents are encouraged to
take this opportunity to rid their property of waste tires that are
not only unsightly but a health hazard as well.
[Mitzi Rohlfs, coordinator, Logan County Joint Solid