Hall County residents can get rid of their old tires for free on Thursday and Friday.
The Hall County Landfill is hosting "Tire Amnesty Days," giving county residents the opportunity to dispose of up to 10 tires with the costs covered by a grant from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.
"We are excited to provide the residents of Hall County with a chance to legally and safely dispose of their old tires, ensuring they don't end up getting tossed into the woods or the grass along county right-of-way," Johnnie Vickers, the county’s solid waste manager, said in a statement.
Tires have to be 20 inches or less in diameter and cannot be attached to a wheel. Tractor-trailer, farm and agricultural tires will not be accepted.
The usual cost to dispose of a tire is $1.50 if it is less than 12 inches in size, $2 each for 12- to 18-inch tires, and $5 each for 18- to 22-inch tires. Tires over 22 inches cost $10 each to throw out.
The landfill, at 1700 Oakbrook Drive in Gainesville, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
Compiled from Hall County Government press release