Mosquito Control Hosts Tire Recycle Day

Published on 14 June 2023 00:00


June 14, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – One of the easiest ways to help control the mosquito population is to limit areas of standing water where mosquitos breed. Unused tires, when left outside, can collect water and become an ideal place for mosquitoes to breed. The Marion County Public Health Department’s Mosquito Control program encourages residents to get rid of unused tires for free during Tire Recycle Day on Saturday, June 17 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Marion County residents can bring up to six tires, off the rim, from passenger vehicles only. This event is for individuals and not for use by tire retailers or auto salvage yards. All tires collected will be recycled.

Two locations have been designated as tire drop-off locations on June 17:

• Marion County Public Health Department Mosquito Control 4001 E. 21st Street

• SECO – Southeast Community Organization 1925 Fletcher Ave.

“We encourage residents to take a few minutes each week to walk around their yard or property and look for areas of standing water,” said Matt Sinsko, coordinator of Mosquito Control at the Marion County Public Health Department. “Dump water from containers of any size and flush out bird baths frequently. Also, check for clogged gutters, small recreational pools, and poorly operating septic systems.”

As the mosquito population grows during summer, the health department encourages everyone to follow the four Ds of mosquito control:

• DUSK – Stay indoors from dusk until dawn. If you do spend time outdoors….

• DRESS – Wear long sleeves and long pants when outside during these times.

• DEET – Use insect repellent containing DEET or other FDA-approved active ingredients.

• DRAINAGE – Remove all standing water outside the home.

For more information about Tire Recycle Day, please contact Marion County Public Health Department Mosquito Control at 317-221-7440.


Curt Brantingham
317-221-2316 │ 317-525-7450