Free tire collection set for Saturday in Burbank

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BURBANK -- County residents can dispose of old tires at a free collection event Saturday at the Fire District 5 station on Humorist Road in Burbank.

The service will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but people are urged to bring tires in early because collections will close early if capacity is reached before 4 p.m.

Participants will be asked to provide proof of residency by showing a valid driver's license or utility bill with an address in Walla Walla County.

Residents will be permitted 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 wheels will be accepted. No tires will be accepted from businesses or other non-residential sources.

A final collection event will be held on May 19 on Tausick Way across from the Mill Creek Sports Complex in Walla Walla.

The collections are funded with a grant from the state Department of Ecology through the Waste Tire Removal Account, which collects $1 for every new tire sold in the Washington state.

Collections are being coordinated by the Walla Walla Joint Community Development Agency with the cooperation of Fire District 5, the cities of College Place and Walla Walla and Walla Walla County.

More information is available by calling 524-4723.

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