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Dispose of Tires and Hazardous Waste Products This Weekend

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TRI-CITIES, Wa.,--This is a big weekend for cleaning house. Residents of Franklin County can get rid of hazardous household products.. While residents of Benton County have the opportunity to dispose of old tires.

Similar to the event in Kennewick a few weeks back, Franklin County is giving residents the ability to dispose of common household products for free. It's happening Saturday from 9:00am to 12:30pm at the Basin Transfer Station in Pasco.

Some acceptable items are paints, oils, and batteries. What will not be collected are explosives and anything radioactive. And for those living in North Franklin County....

"We're also going to have a tailgate event, a mobile collection event this saturday in connell at the fire station to make it more convenient for our north county residents," said Sally McKenzie.

For Benton County residents, Saturday is your day to properly dispose of unwanted rimless tires. Tires will be collected on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Mosquito Control District office in West Richland from 7:30am until 3:00pm. No tractor or extremely large tires will be accepted. According to Benton County Mosquito Control officials, this collection will eliminate locations where mosquitoes tend to breed.

"We're gonna have crews out trying to control those..and we just want people to make sure they get rid of any water around their property and that includes tires that get filled up with rain water or sprinkler water," said James Henricksen.

The tire disposal has a few limitations.

  1. 15-tire maximum per person
  2. 3,000 tires max.
  3. Only residents of Benton County

Benton County Mosquito Control advises anyone interested in getting rid of their tires to call them directly at (509) 967-2414. Because of a limitation in how many will be accepted, its recommended that you call at 1:00pm to see if the initial quota has/has not been reached.