HEFFLEY – The Heffley Creek Hall will be one of several places where residents of the region can drop off old tires over the next couple of weeks.
Tires are prime mosquito breeding habitat, and the TNRD is offering an opportunity to do something about it for free. The regional district and mosquito control program contractor BWP Consulting Inc. will provide free passenger tire drop-off opportunities in Chase, Clearwater, Barriere, Logan Lake, Heffley Creek and Kamloops.
Any old passenger vehicle tires or transport tractor-trailer tires (no agricultural tires), with or without rims, can be dropped off for recycling on the following dates and locations between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.:
Saturday, Sept. 12, Haldane elementary school, Chase.
Sunday, Sept. 13, Exhibition Park (gravel lot across from playing fields), Kamloops.
Saturday, Sept. 19, Clearwater Rotary Sports Park.
Sunday, Sept. 20, Barriere Secondary School.
Saturday, Sept. 26, Heffley Creek Hall.
Sunday, Sept. 27, Logan Lake Visitors Centre.
“Many people may not realize that just a small amount of water inside any old tires sitting around their property can create the perfect breeding ground for mosquito larvi,” said contractor Cheryl Phippen.
“By safely recycling these unwanted tires at any of these free, drop-off locations you’ll remove opportunities for mosquitoes to reproduce around your home.
“That helps protect you, your family and neighbours from the nuisance insects and reduces the potential risk of spreading West Nile Virus.”