Thursday, October 23, 2014

Group test driving tire collection

By The Herald Staff | 7/7/2014

Got old tires?

The Franklin County Conservation District might play host to a tire collection day, but only if residents say they want or need it. Such an event would allow residents to properly dispose of old tires for a small fee or perhaps no cost at all.

Got old tires?

The Franklin County Conservation District might play host to a tire collection day, but only if residents say they want or need it. Such an event would allow residents to properly dispose of old tires for a small fee or perhaps no cost at all.

“The Conservation District is in the early planning stages of this project and we cannot give any guarantee that this collection will occur,” the group said in a release. “To help us work on budgeting as part of the planning we need to hear from you.”

Residents who would be interested in disposing of old tires may visit the Franklin County Conservation District Office and fill out a sign-up sheet before Aug. 1 at the USDA Service Center, 343 W. 23rd St., Ottawa. Sign-up sheets also are available online at www.fccdks.org and can be printed and delivered or mailed.

“To complete the sign-up sheet you must know the type and exact number of tires you wish to dispose of,” the release said. “All tires must be off rims. No tires on rims will be accepted. Do not bring tires to the conservation district office.”

Accepted tire types would include: ATV, riding mower, passenger car, pickup, semi-truck, skid loader, front tractor, rear tractor and combine.

Only Franklin County residents who complete a sign-up sheet before Aug. 1, would be invited to participate if and when the collection date occurs. Call Keri Harris, district manager, at (785) 242-1109, ext. 1331, for more information.

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