The 2012 Manitowoc County Waste Tire Collection will be held for
two weeks this September.
County residents can drop off tires for a nominal fee at
the Manitowoc County Recycling Center from September 10th to the
22nd during normal office hours.
Tires have been banned from landfills for many years.
Because of the high disposal costs, tires are thrown in
our woodlands, waterways, along roadways, or in illegal
stockpiles. Improper disposal can lead to significant
environmental problems such as surface and groundwater
contamination, fires which release toxic fumes, and the creation
of habitats for pests such as rodents and mosquitoes. Proper
disposal will reduce or eliminate these problems! Waste tires
collected in September will be shredded and used in playgrounds,
horse arena footing and as tire derived fuel. A successful
collection may lead to a permanent Manitowoc County Waste Tire
Disposal Program in the future.