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November 19th, 2009
Hays County offers free tire drop-off


Hays County is waiving the $2 per tire recycling fee for residents until further notice. The county is working with the nonprofit Central Texas Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc., which is supplying grant money from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to make the fee waiver possible.

An Oct. 24 free tire-recycling event held by the county brought in nearly 1,400 old tires which will be recycled into items such as outdoor furniture and landscaping and paving materials.

Tires must be 20 inches or less in rim diameter and there is no limit to the number of tires 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 TCEQ regulations.

The drop-off locations are the Hays County Recycling/Solid Waste Centers at 1691 Carney Lane (end of CR 278) in Wimberley, where the phone number is (512) 847-3504, or at 20290 FM 150 West at CR 162 (Darden Hill Road) in Driftwood (Precinct 4 Yard), where the phone number is (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).

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