1,000 tires collected Saturday by county at household hazardous waste event

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 August 2019 at 10:47 am

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ALBION – Orleans County held its household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday and accepted tires for the first time. There was a big response from the public with about 1,000 tires dropped off at by the Orleans County Highway Department on West Academy Street.

Employees with Environmental Enterprises Inc. in Cincinnati helps sort the household hazardous waste at one of the stations on Saturday.

The Soil & Water Conservation District had been doing a tire collection for a fee but decided to stop doing that program. The county allowed up to 10 tires per resident. The tires needed to be rimless and non-commercial and non-farm tires, only.

Residents were able to drop off tires without a fee. The county is contracting with Modern Disposal to remove the tires. The company has a market for the tires.

The county has been holding the household hazardous waste collection on annual basis rather than biennially since 2015.

Residents on Saturday dropped off 349 propane tanks and 52 auto marine batteries. They also were able to dispose of oil-based paints, solvents, polishes/waxes, aerosols, pesticides, fluorescent bulbs, adhesives & resins, motor oil & filters, acids, corrosives, antifreeze and other household hazardous waste.

The hazardous waste quantities won’t be known until the contractor, Environmental Enterprises, Inc. of Cincinnati, provides a manifest to the county.

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