Second Retire Your Tires Amnesty Day Outperforms Original Event

Chickamauga, GA – Hundreds of Walker County residents took advantage of an opportunity to dispose of old, unwanted tires for free Saturday at the Walker County Landfill.

The county hosted its second Retire Your Tires Amnesty Day. Residents brought 6,741 tires to the landfill during the seven hour event, including 106 tires from a satellite drop off site in Rossville.

6,741 bests the county’s original goal of collecting 5,500 tires. Last fall, the community cleaned up 5,543 tires during Walker County’s first tire amnesty event. The tires will be sent to an approved recycling center and turned into industrial fuel or rubber mulch for landscaping and playground applications.

Along with cleaning up the community, the county hopes this event will help eliminate mosquito breeding sites and cut down on the mosquito population this summer.