No cost tire recycling offered to Fort Bend County residents in effort to reduce mosquitoes

April 3, 2018 GMT

The Fort Bend County Medical Reserve Corps, in partnership with Fort Bend County Health & Human Services’ Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP) and the Homeland Preparedness Project, is offering a no-cost tire recycling on Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. at the Rosenberg Annex (4520 Reading Rd. Rosenberg, TX 77471) parking lot.

“Discarded tires can breed thousands of mosquitoes and we want to make sure our residents have the opportunity to get rid of them before the start of mosquito season, which begins May 1,” said David Olinger, PHEP Coordinator. The tire drive will serve as a mitigation project to help reduce breeding grounds for mosquitoes that may carry diseases such as Zika, Chikungunya, and West Nile, which can be transmitted to people.

This event is open and at no cost to any Fort Bend County resident. The following guidelines apply:

Only tires will be collected (tires mounted on rims will not be accepted)

Limit of 8 tires per vehicle

Tires are not accepted from local businesses

Residents with other items to be recycled, such as newspapers, plastic bottles, etc., can contact Fort Bend County Recycling Center at 281-633-7581 or visit www.fortbendcountytx.gov/government/departments/county-services/recycling-center-hhw.