Lowndes County News Flash, September 29, 2021, Lowndes County and the City of Valdosta Public Works Host Fall Tire Recycling Event:
Lowndes County and the City of Valdosta Public Works Departments will host a free tire recycling event for City and County residents beginning October 11 through October 22, 2021. Residents can drop off tires Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the City of Valdosta Public Works located at 1017 Myrtle Street. Public Works will also hold a Saturday drop off event on October 16, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tires must be regular car/truck size and off rim. No tractor or semi-truck tires will be accepted. No businesses are permitted to bring their tires to this event. Residents can drop off up to 200 tires per household.
This event is made possible through a grant offered by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD).
For more information contact Valdosta Public Works, 229.259.3585
We’re happy to say WWALS helped make funds for that grant available, by asking people to vote for Georgia Constitutional Amendment 1, which passed by 82% in November 2020.
Before that, in 2018 we got six local governments to pass resolutions, representing the majority of the population in the Suwannee River Basin in Georgia, in five Georgia House districts and two Senate districts, to support HR 158 to dedicate state fees to their intended purposes. And HR 158 did pass and ended up putting that resolution on the ballot.
So please recycle your tires, and don’t throw them on the ground or in a river.
If you see that somebody has discarded tires in the wrong place, please report that: https://wwals.net/report/
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!