(Victor Valley)–Residents of Apple Valley can turn in their tires free of charge during Tire Amnesty and Neighborhood Clean-up Day, Saturday, January 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lion’s Park in Apple Valley.
Household rubbish, appliances, yard debris and other trash will be accepted as well as passenger car and light truck tires without rims. The event is open to all residents within the Town of Apple Valley and proof of address must be provided. Lion’s Park is on South Outer Highway 18, between Flathead and Dale Evans Parkway. No household hazardous waste, televisions, computer monitors, commercial waste (including tires) or rims will be accepted. The event is sponsored by the Town of Apple Valley and Burrtec Waste.
Did you know?
- Californians discard an average of one old tire for every man, woman and child each year. This amounts to more than 36 million tires.
- Tires taken to Apple Valley Tire Amnesty Days are hauled by Burrtec to the Mitsubishi Cement Plant where they are burned at 2,700 degrees and used as fuel for the cement kiln.
- The Mitsubishi Cement Plant keeps approximately 2 million tires per year out of the landfill.
- Tires dumped in the desert illegally hold water, providing a breeding ground for mosquitoes as well as contaminating both surface and ground water with oil and soot runoff.
- Tires around your house and in the desert present a fire hazard, releasing noxious smoke when burned.
Past Tire Amnesty and Neighborhood Clean-up Days have had a significant impact on decreasing the illegal dumping of tires and trash, which often results in health and environmental hazards. Illegal dumps attract further discards, littering the landscape and polluting the environment.
For more information, visit www.AVCode.org or call Apple Valley Code Enforcement at (760)240-7560.