Get rid of any old tires that may be sitting around your property and help remove potential mosquito breeding habitat.
The Regional District of Central Okanagan and its West Nile Virus Risk Reduction Program contractor BWP Consulting are providing a free tire recycling drop-off event on October 22 at George Elliot Secondary. Between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm you can drop off any old tires, with or without rims for recycling.
Regional District Communications Coordinator Bruce Smith says, “Old tires lying around your property could contribute to mosquito breeding. Any water that collects inside is a perfect breeding ground for mosquito larvae. By getting rid of them you’re removing the breeding habitat, protecting you, your family and neighbours from mosquitoes and that reduces the potential risk of spreading West Nile Virus.”
BWP’s Cheryl Phippen says, “If you’re not able to make the tire recycling collection event, please call 1-866-679-TIRE (8473) and book an appointment. We’ll arrange a convenient time to pick up any old tires for recycling.”
There are excellent resources available to help you and your family during the mosquito season. Visit the Mosquito Control page on the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/mosquitoes for information about the program and links to the Interior Health and Centre for Disease Control West Nile Virus webpages.