‘Tire amnesty day’ Saturday

The Allen County Solid Waste Management District will hold its annual Tire Amnesty Day Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Citilink building at 801 Leesburg Road. The event is open to Allen County residents only. Car, truck and bike tires are accepted with a limit of 12 tires per resident. All tires must be de-rimmed and dry with no debris. Tractor or semi tires over 53 inches and tires from businesses are not accepted.

Fee will be $1 for the first 4 tires; $2 per tire for tires five through eight; and $10 per tire for tires nine through 12. Participants may print and fill out the registration form ahead of time at www.acwastewatcher.org. Forms will also be available at the event.

Tires collected will be recycled into products such as garden hoses, rubberized asphalt and playground cover. In 2016, more than 1,600 tires were collected. Neighborhood associations must register prior to the event. For more information, contact the district at 449-7878 or visit www.acwastewatcher.org.