Tire, waste events teamed

Saturday's event is a free-of-charge chance to get rid of junk.

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BURBANK -- Walla Walla County residents can dispose of old tires free of charge Saturday at a collection event.

The collection will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fire District 5 station on Humorist Road. Participants will be asked to provide proof of residency by showing a valid driver's license or property tax statement with a Walla Walla County address.

Residents will be able to dispose of up to 10 regular-sized car, light truck, or motorcycle tires per household. No tractor, large truck, tires over 36 inches, or tires on rims or axles will be accepted.

No tires will be accepted from businesses or other non-residential sources. Participants should also make sure their load is secured before getting out on public roadways to avoid possible accidents caused by flying debris.

The collection event is being paid for by a grant from the Washington state Department of Ecology's Waste Tire Removal Account.

Also Saturday, county residents may drop off household hazardous wastes, according to a news release.

Items accepted include paints, stains, antifreeze, pesticides, fertilizers, pool chemicals, batteries, cleaners, solvents, glues, used motor oil, and fluorescent light bulbs (compact and tube styles). Residents are asked to bring items in original containers or to clearly mark the contents and no containers over five gallons will be accepted.

Residents who can't make it to the collection Saturday also may dispose of HHW items free of charge at the Sudbury Landfill HHW Facility, Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. year round. Call the HHW Facility at 527-4591 for details about acceptable items.

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