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Scrap tires to be collected Saturday morning in Newcomerstown

| April 4, 2024

NEWCOMERSTOWN (WJER) (April 4, 2024) – The Tuscarawas County Health Department is promoting an opportunity to do some spring clean-up and eliminate a common source of mosquitos.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Demuth says they’re hosting a scrap tire collection this Saturday beginning at 9 am outside of the Newcomerstown Street Department garage.

“Scrap tires lying in a yard or field can be areas where mosquitoes like to hatch and that can create more mosquitoes, so getting rid of those scrap tires in a safe way and an environmentally friendly way helps reduce the number of mosquitoes in our community, which is also a win.”

There’s a 10-tire per vehicle limit, and only residentially generated tires taken off of the rims will be accepted.

“You do now have to be a Newcomertown resident. We just ask that you be a resident from the greater Tuscarawas County area. So if there’s someone from Coshocton County or someone from neighboring counties who’s heard about this event and brings their 10 tires, they’re certainly welcome.”

A grant from the Ohio EPA is paying for the collection that’s being held in partnership with the village, Kimble, Liberty Tire, and the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office. It’s scheduled to run until noon or it reaches capacity, whichever comes sooner. 

If you have tires to dispose of but can’t make it to Newcomerstown Saturday morning, you can always call the New Philadephia City Health Department a call to schedule a drop-off appointment.

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