SAGINAW — The Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission is conducting its final household scrap tire drive of the summer, from 1 to 7:30 p.m. July 15-19.

According to the commission, scrap tires are ideal mosquito breeding habitat for both nuisance and disease carrying mosquitoes. SCMAC’s scrap tire program is part of its source reduction effort and annually results in thousands of tires being collected from Saginaw County property owners and communities.

All collected tires are transported to First Class Tire Shredders in Clio where they are shredded and used in various capacities.

The tire collection is funded in part through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s (EGLE) Scrap Tire Cleanup Program.

Collection locations in Saginaw County include:

n Monday: Richland Township Hall, 1180 N. Hemlock Road

n July 16: James Township Hall, 6060 Swan Creek Road

n July 17: Brady Township Hall, 16020 W. Peet Road

n July 18: Pat’s Food Center, 7620 Midland Road

n July 19: Thomas Township Hall, Public Safety Lot (behind Hall), 8215 Shields Drive

The program is open to Saginaw County property owners at no cost.

County residents may drop off tires that meet certain rules:

n Household tires, car, pickup truck, motorcycle, bike and other small tires.

n Tires must be off the rim.

n Residents limited to 10 tires per address, per year.

For details about the July tire drive, visit scmac.org or call (989) 755-5751.

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