MCHENRY — The Garrett County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling will host a Citizen Scrap Tire Drop-Off Event on June 29 at the Garrett County Fairgrounds beginning at 7 a.m. The event will end at 3 p.m. or when all the receptacles are full.
All vehicles will be directed to enter the parking lot at the first driveway on Mosser Road. Vehicles will be checked in and sent to a designated lane for depositing the tires; residents will then be directed to use the second driveway to exit the fairgrounds.
County residents may bring up to 10 passenger tires, light truck tires or agricultural tires or a mixture of all three. The tires must be free of dirt, mud, leaves, water or fluid. Tires with rims will be accepted. Agricultural tires must be unloaded by whomever brings them.
Carpooling is encouraged but recyclers must show a valid driver’s license proving Garrett County residency. A residential refuse permit is not required to participate in the event.
The event is sponsored by the Maryland Environmental Service and funded through the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Scrap Tire Fund.
For more information, contact Kimberly Madigan, recycling coordinator, at 301-387-0322.