Scrap tire & mattress collection set for April 17 in Galion

The Galion City Health Department, in partnership with the Ohio EPA Mosquito Control Grant, Monns Trash Removal, and Willig Tire Recycling LLC, will collect up to 350 old tires (PTE) and 150 mattresses.

Willig Tire Recycling will assist with picking up tires from Innovative Recycling, 352 South Street, Galion on Saturday April 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Identification is verified for Galion residence and there is a limit of five passenger tires per person. Again, this will be a first-come-first-serve basis. After 350 car tires have been picked up, the tires will no longer be accepted free of charge. The event is limited due to the remaining grant funds.

Monn’s Trash Removal will have a packer truck in Galion City’s public parking lot on Liberty Street. Mattresses are accepted on Saturday 17th April from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until the limit of 150 mattresses is reached.

According to the health department, a mosquito can breed by the thousands in standing water in a scrap tire. Please remember to recycle tires whenever possible or store them properly so that they do not contain water. Large solid waste can also be an excellent area for mosquitoes to hide or breed in. The Galion City Health Department promotes the weekly solid waste disposal and the removal of artificial breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

The Galion City Health Department also provides Galion residents with mosquito shades that they can place in areas of stagnant water that cannot be cleared. The mosquito dunks prevent the mosquito larvae from growing into adults, which can bite and transmit diseases to humans.

Please note that this event is separate from the annual cleanup day, when the city accepts household waste and junk items. The clean-up day will take place on Saturday, May 22nd.

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