Kalamazoo Conservation sets free tire recycling

The Kalamazoo Conservation District is providing scrap tire dropoff sites in June and July at no cost to Kalamazoo County residents. Improperly discarded tires make up a large amount of roadside trash and can also become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

The South County dropoff date and location: Tuesday July 26, 2022: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Swan Park, 50 East VW Ave., near 18th St.

The tires that are collected will be recycled and used in roads, driveways, playgrounds and a variety of other products. 

Appointments are required and can be made by signing up on the Kalamazoo Conservation District’s website below.  Kalamazoo County residents can sign up for any of the sites and must provide proof of county residence. Each household may sign up to drop off up to 10 passenger tires. The 10-tire limit will allow more households to participate. Please note that there is also a 10-tire transportation limit set by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Only passenger tires with rims removed will be collected. No businesses are allowed to participate.

The event dates and locations:

Other dropoff points besides the July 26 location in Vicksburg:

Thursday June 16, 2022: 3-7 p.m. at the City of Kalamazoo parking lot, 322 Stockbridge Ave, Kalamazoo.

Wednesday June 29, 2022: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Comstock Township Transfer Station, 6604 East Main St., Comstock.

Thursday July 21, 2022: 3-7 p.m. at the Richland Township Office, 7401 N. 32nd St., Richland.

If you would like to sign up for one of these events, please go to the Kalamazoo Conservation District’s website at kalamazooconservation.org. If you have questions, please call the Kalamazoo Conservation District office at 269-775-3368 or email kalamazooconservation@gmail.com.

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