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March 5--  Toombs County residents who have old tires to get rid of can turn them in for free Saturday, March 24th at the Toombs County Landfill.

This event allows citizens within Tombs County and its municipalities to bring scrap tires to the Toombs County Landfill located at 2974 Lyons Center Road, Lyons, Georgia for no charge, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on this date.

This event ends at 4:00 pm on March 24, 2018. On March 25, 2018, the normal tire disposal fees for tires will resume.

These scrap tires can only be passenger cars and trucks, non-commercial semi-tractor trailer, or non-commercial front and rear farm tractor scrap tires. No heavy equipment tires, especially skidder tires; can be accepted. No scrap tires accepted from retail tire dealers, or commercial scrap tire generators (Farmers, Loggers, Owner-Operator Semi- Drivers, etc.). The specifications for this event will be strictly enforced by Toombs County and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. There will be no exceptions to the date, times or tire type.

Funding for the program comes from an application by the Toombs County Board of Commissioners to the state Solid Waste Trust Fund, which was established in 1990 as part of the Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act. 

For more information please contact the Toombs County Landfill at 912-537-9966 or the Toombs County Solid Waste Director, Thomas Thompson at 912-347-6061.