The Adams Clermont Solid Waste District will be holding free Tire Amnesty Days due to assistance from a grant received from Ohio EPA. The Amnesty Days will be held in Clermont County at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., Owensville, on May 1st -2nd from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Amnesty Days will not collect tires from junk yards, trucking, or other companies, as that would essentially amount to a subsidy of business expenses, but the ACSWD can assist businesses in finding recycling options for proper tire management. Call (513) 732-7894 for more details or visit www.oeq.net
If “orphan” tires have been dumped on your property, the ACSWD can have these tires removed and properly recycled. If you have been the victim of illegal dumping, please call (513) 732-7310 or (513) 732-7894 to make clean-up arrangements.
Scrap tires lying around a property are aesthetically unpleasing and can pose a health and safety risk by acting as breeding grounds for mosquitoes and vermin. If left in the environment for long periods of time, orphan (abandoned) tires can leach toxic chemicals, such as zinc, heavy metals, vulcanization and rubber chemicals into ground and surface waters. Municipal solid waste landfills won’t collect tires on trash routes and can’t accept them at their landfills. Dumping scrap tires over the hillside or on the side of the road is illegal and harmful to the environment. Furthermore the illegal dumping of scrap tires essentially passes the burden of tire disposal onto someone else (e.g. tax payers). Many citizens are unaware that there are many free and legal options for residents of Ohio Township to dispose of scrap tires.