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Lake County offers free tire disposal during Tire Amnesty Day for residents. / Source: Courtesy of Lake County BOCC.

Lake County Residents Dispose of Tires for Free During Tire Amnesty Day

TAVARES — County residents are invited to help combat mosquito populations and keep the community clean by participating in Tire Amnesty Day, held from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Lake County Landfill, 13130 County Landfill Road, Tavares.

Sponsored by Keep Lake Beautiful (KLB), Lake County Solid Waste and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the event seeks to reduce the number of unsightly waste tires that might be lying around yards, collecting water and creating ideal breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Residents may dispose of up to 24 passenger car tires that measure 40 inches or less free of charge. Large commercial tires will not be accepted. Tire Amnesty Day is open to all Lake County residents with a photo ID or proof of address.

For additional information, contact the Lake County Solid Waste Program at 352-343-3776.

KLB seeks to lead the way to a cleaner and more beautiful Lake County by engaging citizens and encouraging community participation. KLB is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the National leading nonprofit agency that focuses on building and maintaining vibrant communities. Its mission is “to beautify Lake County by engaging our community” through neighborhood, park and lake clean-ups and to provide environmental education.

For more information about Keep Lake Beautiful and future events, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/klb.

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