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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Manistee County’s Scrap Tire Event Coming Saturday, September 25

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Manistee County, MI (September 7, 2021) – Manistee County will be holding its final scrap tire drop-off event of the year on Saturday, September 25th. The event will be held rain or shine from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) located at 14407 Industrial Drive, Kaleva. Partial funding for the 2021 scrap tire event is made possible by a Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant. 

Manistee County residents will be allowed to dispose of ten (10) tires per vehicle/per visit with a $2 fee per tire, paid in cash at the time of drop-off. Residency in the county is necessary and proof will be required in the form of a valid Michigan Driver’s License, State ID or recent utility/tax bill. Only clean and off-the-rim passenger and light duty truck tires will be accepted. Due to the type of grant Manistee County was awarded tires from businesses and commercial farms will not be accepted.   

Residents will also be able to recycle items with this year’s community partner and location host BARC. During the event hours BARC will be accepting mattresses and box springs for $12/each, televisions from $16-$32, refrigerators or freezers for $20, large household appliances without freon for $16, and small household appliances for $8. Cash, checks and cards will be accepted for BARC items.  

To ease traffic, residents are asked to enter onto Industrial Drive from Healy Lake Road and to follow the special events signs to the drop-off point. Traffic will be only be accepted into the event when coming from Healy Lake Road. 

Tires will be accepted only during event hours, no early or late drop-offs. Leaving tires before or after event hours is illegal dumping, which is a punishable offense. If you are unable to make it to the event, check with a local tire vendor for alternative disposal sources. Additionally, when getting new tires, pay the disposal fee at the tire retailer instead of bringing them home with you. Be sure to take advantage of these sources to properly dispose of tires throughout the year to rid taxpayers of having to support the removal of scrap tires through government funded grant opportunities.  

The proper disposal of scrap tires is especially important for public safety and the environment. When stored outdoors tires become rain catchers making them ideal breeding grounds for mosquitos, and stockpiled tires pose a fire safety hazard. Removing these hazards from your property preserves the natural beauty of Manistee County. Tires collected at the event will be handled by a licensed Michigan scrap tire processor and may be used to manufacture new products including landscaping mulch, playground surfacing, various mats, drain field aggregate and equestrian footing, or as tire-derived fuel.  

For more information visit the Manistee County website https://www.manisteecountymi.gov/454/2021-Scrap-Tire-Drop-Off-Event, call the Recycling Hotline 855.2Go.Zero (855.246.9376) or email Sarah Archer, Recycling Coordinator at sarah@iriswds.com. 

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