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Tire Amnesty Days

To help prevent breeding grounds for mosquitoes, Leon County Government, in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, will host its annual tire amnesty event for citizens to drop off tires for free. The event will take place over several weeks beginning Thursday, October 1, and continuing through Friday, November 20 with social distancing guidelines in place.  


Just one tire improperly stored in a backyard can become a breeding ground for thousands of mosquitoes which can carry diseases like Zika, West Nile and Dengue Fever. Citizens can dispose of old tires for free, helping to keep the community safe. Through the program, Leon County has collected 300 tons of tires which have been recycled and repurposed for reuse in playgrounds and other facilities. 


Starting October 1, citizens can drop off tires at the Leon County Solid Waste Facility from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday or at one of the Rural Waste Service Centers from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday-Sunday. All Leon County citizens who bring a valid ID verifying their County residence may participate.


Residents may dispose of up to 25 passenger car tires free of charge. Commercial loads will not be accepted. This event is for tires only and no other items can be accepted. For more information, visit


Oct 01 2020 - Nov 20 2020


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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