3rd annual free tire recycling collection program

This fall, you can easily clear out some prime mosquito breeding habitat around your home!  And you can do it for free.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan and its Mosquito Control Program contractor BWP Consulting are providing four free, passenger tire drop-off opportunities in Kelowna and Lake Country.  Any old passenger vehicle tires or transport tractor-trailer tires (no agricultural tires), with or without rims, can be dropped off for recycling on the following dates and locations between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Saturday, October 19th

- Okanagan College - Parking Lot #17 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna
- North Glenmore Elementary School - 125 Snowsell Street North, Kelowna

Sunday, October 20th

- George Elliot Secondary School - 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country
- Casorso Elementary School - 3675 Casorso Road, Kelowna


Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “Many people may not realize that just a small amount of water inside any old tires sitting around their property can create the perfect breeding ground for mosquito larvae.   By safely recycling these unwanted tires at any of these four free, drop-off locations you’ll remove opportunities for mosquitoes to reproduce around your home.  That helps protect you, your family and neighbours from the nuisance insects and reduces the potential risk of spreading West Nile Virus.”

There are excellent resources available to help you and your family during the mosquito season.  Visit the Mosquito Control page on the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/mosquitoes for information about the program.


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