(Apple Valley)– Residents of Apple Valley can turn in their tires free of charge during Tire Amnesty Day, Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lion’s Park in Apple Valley. Passenger car and light truck tires without rims are accepted and proof of address must be provided. The event is open to all residents within the Town of Apple Valley.
Past Tire Amnesty Days have had a significant impact on decreasing the illegal dumping of tires, which often results in health and environmental hazards. Illegal dumps attract further discards, littering the landscape and polluting the environment. Whole tires hold water, providing a breeding ground for mosquitoes. They also present a fire hazard that releases noxious smoke when burned and oil and soot runoff can contaminate both surface and ground water.
The event is sponsored by the Town of Apple Valley, Burrtec Waste and Cal Recycle.
Lion’s Park is on South Outer Highway 18, between Flathead and Dale Evans Parkway. No rims will be accepted and no commercial dealers will be allowed.
For more information, please visit www.AVCode.org or call Apple Valley Code Enforcement at (760) 240-7560.