Spring and Fall
Used tires are a huge source of pollution in the Jacobs Creek Watershed and across the country. Costs associated with proper disposal of tires makes them one of the most common items in illegal dump sites. Buried in the dirt or bottom of a lake or river, tires take many years to break down and release hazardous chemicals into the soil, air, and water in the process. On land, the hollow interior of tires also collect stagnant rainwater, providing the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes that can carry diseases like West Nile Virus.
Not only is dumping tires illegal and environmentally irresponsible, but it also wastes the limited natural resources used to manufacture tires, driving up prices for each new tire produced.
To get tires out of our watershed, JCWA has partnered with American Architectural Salvage and Liberty Tire Recycling through Bridgestone’s Tires4Ward program to provide a FREE disposal service for used and discarded tires. Members of the public can bring up to 8 tires per person to American Architectural Salvage in Mt. Pleasant during one of our events, and we’ll handle the rest!
Since we first started the event in
Saturday, April 9th, 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, October 8th, 9:00-11:00am
Dates subject to change. All participants must register in advance. See our Facebook for details closer to event dates.