The agricultural community will once again have an opportunity to recycle their unwanted farm tires through a collection sponsored by the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District. This collection is open to farm owners, operators and residents in the three county area. ABSOLUTELY NO DEALERS OR AGRI-BUSINESS WILL BE PERMITTED.
Pre-registration is required to participate. Registration will begin Monday, Aug. 17, at 8 a.m. and will end Friday, Aug. 28, at 4:30 p.m. 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 a date and time to deliver the tires and confirm the cost based on the quantity and height of tires being recycled. To determine the size of tire, please measure the tire from the ground to the top of the tire. It is important that all participants bring proof of residency (driver’s license) to the collection site. This will verify the registration and speed the process of generating a receipt for records. Pre-register by calling the district’s main office at 419-344-7222 or 1-888-850-7224.
Tires up to 36” including implement tires, wagon tires, skid loader tires, most front tires and 4-wheeler tires will be accepted at a cost of $1 per tire. The district will accept farm tires 37” to 60” (most rear tractor and semi tires) at $10 per tire. Farm tires 61” and larger including large rear tractor tires all combine tires (regardless of diameter) will also be accepted at $15 per tire. Tires with rims will be accepted.
The tires collected are recycled and used to make tire rings used as construction barrel weights or to hold down plastic covers of 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).