Sen. Ritchie hosting free tire disposals in Canton, Ogdensburg
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:35 pm

State Sen. Patty Ritchie will host a series of no-cost tire disposal events in St. Lawrence County and in other locations within her district which includes Jefferson and Oswego counties.

The disposal events are made possible through state budget funding she secured, said a press release from her office.

Two events are scheduled in St. Lawrence County.

• Sept. 22, 8 a.m.-noon, in Canton at the Human Resource Building, 80 State Highway 310; and

• Sept. 29, 12:30-4:30 p.m., at the Ogdensburg Transfer Station, 522 County Route 28A.

Residents are invited to dispose of up to eight tires for free at each event, and tires on rims will be accepted.

Senator Ritchie’s 2018 no-cost tire disposal events continue her efforts to stop the spread of mosquito borne illnesses. Since 2013, roughly 80,000 waste tires have been recycled through similar events, helping to eliminate breeding ground for millions of mosquitoes, the press release said.

For more tips on protecting yourself and your loved ones from mosquitoes and other disease carrying insects, like ticks, visit Senator Ritchie’s website at www.ritchie.nysenate.gov.