By Carl Fish
Bartow, Florida – Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. will be hosting a FREE Tire Collection and Recycling event from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.(noon) at C Wilson Equipment Co., 2301 US Hwy 17 S. in Bartow, Saturday October 21st! Residents and agricultural land owners may dispose of up to 24 tires per vehicle. Standard vehicle sized tires only – No semi, tractor or off-road tires. Absolutely NO TIRE BUSINESSES, INDEPENDENT or COMMERCIAL TRUCKING COMPANIES or AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESSES of ANY kind will be permitted. Legal hauling limits will be strictly enforced.
Tire hauling services have been graciously donated by the City of Bartow Solid Waste & Scrap-It.
To find out if your address is within the cleanup area or for additional information, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. at (863) 875-8911 or email [email protected] .
It is a violation of Florida Administrative Code Rules to transport more than 24 Waste Tires over public highways without a permit. Violation of this rule would constitute a 1st degree criminal misdemeanor and be punishable by a fine of not more than $10,000 and/or by 6 months in jail for further information please regarding the handling of waste tires please visit the DEP website Welcome to Florida Department of Environmental Protection .