Transfer Station to Offer Free Tire Disposal for Tribal Members

Sep 30, 2014

Program Begins Kenténha/October 1, 2014

Akwesasne, NY - The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Solid Waste Program in partnership with the Pesticide and Health Services programs is proud to announce a free tire disposal project available at the Solid Waste transfer station located at 179 County Route 43, Fort Covington. The project will begin accepting used tires, including those with rims, from Tribal community members beginning Kenténha/October 1, 2014 and will end when the limit is reached. This service is provided at no cost during regular business hours, Monday through Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. This is a one-time opportunity for Tribal members to dispose of used tires sitting around their property.

The goal of the project is to improve health and reduce disease. Used tires are a health hazard because they hold stagnant water and are a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are carriers of diseases such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV) which are viral infections that cause serious illness and death.Proper disposal of used tires will greatly reduce the mosquito population around homes without the use of pesticides.

All tires must be dropped off in person by a Tribal member. Open dumping of tires at the recycling depot or at the fence line of the transfer station is prohibited and violators will be prosecuted. Commercial haulers accepting pay to dispose of tires will not be accepted in this project. Once the project ends, tires will no longer be accepted for free. Should individuals have any questions, they may contact the SRMT Transfer Station at (518) 358-4632.

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