Boyle offering tire amnesty April 15-17

April 12, 2004|LIZ MAPLES

Every time a tire is purchased, the customer pays a disposal fee. Now it's time for residents to get a return on their investment. It could be the last time tire amnesty is offered.

Boyle County Department of Solid Waste will hold its tire amnesty 8 a.m. -4 p.m. April 15 -17 at the state highway garage on North Stewarts Lane.

The state uses part of the disposal fee for county cleanups and for research. Last year there almost was no tire amnesty, but solid waste coordinators lobbied for one more year, said Donna Fechter, county solid waste coordinator. She believes that this could be the last chance for residents and business owners to dispose of tires for free, and encouraged landowners to check their farms and acreage for old tires.

"No one needs tires," she said, explaining that some farmers hold on to tires thinking they could be useful at some point.


Eventually, those tires will have to be disposed of, and then residents would have to pay.

Passenger, light truck and agriculture tires can be dropped off and will be disposed of for free. There is no limit and no questions will be asked, Fechter said.

"We'll even help unload."

Tires that won't be accepted are foam filled, heavy equipment or solid tires with press-on rims. Tire retailers may not participate. Homeowners, farmers, gas stations, auto and truck repair businesses who repair and change tires, auto body shops and trucking and delivery companies are welcome.

If residents can't come Thursday through Saturday, they can bring their tires to Mercer County's amnesty day April 22 -24.

For more information, call 238-1116.

Central Kentucky News Articles