Get rid of old tires to help fight nuisance mosquitoes

TNRD residents can drop off old passenger vehicle tires or transport tractor-trailer tires 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Rotary Sports Park

Thompson-Nicola Regional District, in conjunction with mosquito control program contractor BWP Consulting Inc., is providing a free, passenger tire drop-off opportunity in Clearwater this fall.

Because unwanted tires are prime mosquito breeding habitats, TNRD residents are encouraged to take any old passenger vehicle tires or transport tractor-trailer tires (no agricultural tires), with or without rims, and drop them off for recycling between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Rotary Sports Park.

“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,” said BWP contractor Cheryl Phippen. “By safely recycling these unwanted tires at either of these 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.”