EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. May 24, 2017 – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mother Lode Field Office, U.S. Forest Service, Waste Management and Nevada County are hosting a Tire Amnesty Event the week of May 23 to help keep the environment clean. Residents of Nevada County, California, who have bald tires, flat donut replacements or worn out snow studs can bring them to this event for disposal.
“On average, about 6,000 tires are turned in each day, which is great because some of these tires might otherwise have ended up on your BLM-managed public lands,” says Mother Lode Field Manager William Haigh. “It is much easier to dispose of unwanted tires in this way, rather than the difficult task of pulling a heavy tire out of a steep ravine.”
Residents can dispose of up to nine tires for free during the event. Tires are not accepted from businesses, and no tractor or commercial tires are allowed.
Nevada County residents can drop off tires between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:
May 24: Lake of the Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant, 10803 Riata Way, Auburn, California 95602
May 25: Waste Management-North San Juan Transfer Station, 10125 Flume St., North San Juan, California 95960
May 26: Waste Management-Washington Transfer Station, 15886 Gaston Road, Washington, California 95986
The BLM is committed to keeping public landscapes healthy and productive, and the joint tire amnesty event reduces illegal dumping. Since 2014, the BLM has co-sponsored the event and has helped collect and transport nearly 18,000 tires to recycling centers.