The agricultural community will once again have an opportunity to recycle unwanted farm tires through a collection sponsored by the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District. The event will be held at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds in Fremont at the north parking lot. This collection is open to farm owners, operators and residents in the three-county area (including Bellevue and Fostoria residents). Absolutely no dealers or agri-business will be permitted.
Pre-registration is required to participate. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, and will end at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Prior to calling, know the number of tires by type/size that you would like to recycle. When the office is contacted, a representative from the District will provide you with a time for delivering your tires and confirm the cost based on the quantity and diameter of tires being recycled. It is important that all participants bring proof of residency (driver’s license) to the collection site. This will verify your registration and speed the process of generating a receipt for your records. Pre-register by calling the District’s main office at 419-334-7222 or toll free at 1-888-850-7224.
Tires up to 36” including implement tires, wagon tires, truck tires, skid loader tires, most front tires and four-wheeler tires will be accepted at a cost of $1 per tire. The District will accept farm tires 37” to 60” (most rear tractor tires) at $10 per tire. Farm tires 61” and larger including large rear tractor tires and all combine tires (regardless of diameter) will also be accepted at $15 per tire.
Tires can be recycled and used to make tire rings used as construction barrel weights or to hold down plastic covers or tarps. Recycled tires can also become crumb rubber, a material used in artificial turf on athletic fields. Additional finished products from tires include asphalt rubber used in road surfaces, tire turf used to make playground surfacing, rubber rock (an aggregate alternative) and tire derived fuel (a source of energy used in power plants).
For general recycling information, District recycling collections or sponsored events log onto the OSS Solid Waste District’s website at www.recycleoss.org. Join us on Facebook by searching: Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Green Recycling Scene and hitting the like button.