Recycle your old vehicle tires for free

Get rid of those old mosquito breeding grounds by recycling your car and truck tires.

  • Oct. 6, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Get rid of old tires that may be sitting around your property and help remove potential mosquito breeding habitat!

The Regional District of Central Okanagan and its mosquito control program contractor BWP Consulting are providing a free, passenger tire recycling drop-off.  Any old passenger vehicle tires or transport tractor-trailer tires (no agricultural tires), with or without rims, can be dropped off for recycling on the following dates and locations between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 13t

George Elliot Secondary School, 10241 Bottom Lake Road, Lake Country

Sunday, Oct. 14

North Glenmore Elementary School, 125 Snowsell Street North, Kelowna.

Regional District communications officer Bruce Smith says, “Any water that collects inside old tires on your property 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 residents in the City of Kelowna, District of Lake Country or the Regional District Electoral Areas that participate in the mosquito control program are not able to make any of these tire recycling collection events, please call 1-866-679-TIRE (8473) and book an appointment. We’ll arrange a convenient time to pick up your tires for recycling.”

Last year more than 2,700 tires were dropped off at events across the region. Another 5,900 were collected through scheduled pickups.

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.

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