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Tampa to offer free tire disposal in response to Zika virus concerns

Old tires can serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes. So, you know, get rid of them.

CLAIRE MCNEILL | Times (2014)

Old tires can serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes. So, you know, get rid of them.

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February

With concern on the rise over the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the city of Tampa is offering residents chances to get rid of old tires where mosquitoes can breed in stagnant water, officials said Thursday.

From Saturday through Feb. 20, residents will be able to drop off up to eight tires, without rims, at the city's McKay Bay garbage plant at 114 S 34th St., for free as long as they show a city utility bill and matching ID. Businesses will still have to pay normal disposal fees.

Residents also can put out up to four tires (again, no rims) at the curb on their regular garbage pickup day. Residents of New Tampa should call Hillsborough County at (813) 272-5680 about its tire collection plans.

Questions? Call (813) 274-8811 or check tampagov.net/solidwaste. 

[Last modified: Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:41pm]

    

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