Friday, March 31

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[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.

The Illinois 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 recycling event.

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 1,000.

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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 Waste Agency]


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