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November 19th, 2009
Hays County continues free household tire disposal

SUBMITTED REPORT

Hays County is continuing its efforts to rid roadsides, backyards and fields of unwanted tires by waiving the $2 per tire recycling fee for residents until further notice.

The county is working in conjunction with the nonprofit Central Texas Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc., which is supplying grant money from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the recycling.

The county held a free tire-recycling event on October 24 which garnered nearly 1,400 old tires that will be recycled into a variety of items, such as outdoor furniture and landscaping and paving materials.

Tires must be 20” or under in rim diameter and there is currently no limit to the number a resident can dispose of at the centers. The facility does not accept solid- or foam-filled tires. Businesses that deal with tires must continue to dispose of them in accordance with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regulations.

Drop off your tires at the Hays County Recycling/Solid Waste Centers at 1691 Carney Lane (end of CR 278) in Wimberley, phone 512-847-3504, or at 20290 FM 150 West at CR 162 (Darden Hill Road) in Driftwood (Pct. 4 Yard), phone 512-858-9515. The Centers are open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (closed Wednesdays, Sundays and scheduled County holidays).

— FROM HAYS COUNTY/LAUREEN CHERNOW

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