Created on Monday, 01 June 2009 15:32

Contact: Collette DuValle, 317-373-2391

Health Department Announces Free Tire Drop-off Program

The Marion County Health Department’s free Tire Amnesty Day will be held Saturday, June 13 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at three drop-off locations.

Marion County residents can bring up to six passenger car tires, off of the rim, to the drop off locations. All tires collected will be recycled.

The drop off locations include:

“The dark color of the tire attracts and retains heat, holds enough water to hatch eggs and offers protection from predators and chemical treatments,” said Chuck Dulla, administrator, mosquito control. “These mosquitoes are linked to West Nile virus in humans,” said Dulla.

For more information on the Marion County Health Department’s Tire Amnesty Day, please call (317) 221-7440.