Following the success of April’s Retire Your Tires Amnesty Day, Walker County Government scheduled a second event this year. The additional tire amnesty day event will be offered from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Walker County Landfill.
629 Walker County residents took advantage of the program earlier this year, discarding 8,933 tires at the landfill for free,' officials said.
Walker County began offering an annual tire amnesty day in 2017. Over the course of three events, 21,217 tires have been removed from the community and sent to a recycling center to be turned into industrial fuel or rubber mulch for landscaping and playgrounds.
Retire Your Tires Amnesty Day is only for Walker County residents, not for commercial businesses. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or current utility bill, will be required to dispose of tires for free during the amnesty event.
Those participating will also be required to unload their own tires and adhere to a limit of 12 tires per vehicle for the Nov. 2 event.