The Scrap Tire Amnesty Events to Remove Tires Dumped on City and County Right-of-Ways
The Scrap Tire Amnesty event for Cook County will take place from May 19 2017 through May 25, 2017. This event allows citizens within Cook County and its municipalities to bring scrap tires to the Cook County Landfill, 1006 M.J. Taylor Road for no charge, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on those dates. The event ends on May 25, 2017. On May 26, 2017, the normal tire disposal fee for tires will resume.
These scrap tires can only be passenger, tractor trailer, or front and rear farm tractor scrap tires. No heavy equipment tires, especially skidder tires; can be accepted. No scrap tires accepted from retail tire dealers, or commercial scrap tire generators. The specifications for this event will be strictly enforced by Cook County and EPD. There will be no exceptions to the dates, times or tire type.
Funding for the program comes from the state Solid Waste Trust Fund, which was established in 1990 as part of the Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act. In 1992, an amendment to the Act established a primary source of funding for the SWTF in the form of a $1.00 fee on every new tire sold in the state. Each year, fees collected the previous year MAY be appropriated by the General Assembly to EPD.
The Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is a state agency charged with protecting Georgia’s air, land, and water resources through the authority of the state and federal environmental statutes.