Reducing mosquitoes by recycling tires

TNRD hosts tire recycling event in Clearwater as part of mosquito control program

Thomas Powell of BWP Consulting stands next to some of the used tires collected.

Thomas Powell of BWP Consulting stands next to some of the used tires collected.

Thomas Powell of BWP Consulting stands next to some of the used tires collected during a recycling opportunity put on by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District on Saturday at Rotary Sports Park in Clearwater.

Any old passenger vehicle tires or transport tractor-trailer tires (no agricultural tires), with or without rims, could be dropped off.

Two co-workers who were with Powell were not present for the photo as they had taken a load of tires away.  BWP Consulting is the TNRD’s mosquito control contractor and getting rid of old tires is seen as a way to reduce the number of mosquito breeding sites.