Tire-recycling event proves popular

The Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District’s free tire-recycling program attracted over 50 Albany County residents, removing 900 tires from potentially being left on county roads, streambanks, and private property; they were sent to a tire recycling facility instead.

Not only are these tires an eyesore, but they harbor disease-carrying mosquitoes and are a source of heavy metals and other pollutants via leaching, said the district in a release. The district was limited to one tractor trailer for this year’s event.

The finite capacity of the trailer required the use of preregistration to serve the county residents on a first-come basis. “Regretfully, we were unable to accommodate all who inquired with this year’s event, but we look forward to offering similar events in coming years,” the district said in a release.

The Albany County Department of Public Works in Voorheesville provided space at its facility to park the tractor trailer and provided two staff members to assist with the loading.

For more information on this program and many other services offered by the County Soil and Water Conservation District, call 518-765-7923, email , or visit the district’s website.

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