This is "Actual Factual Gwinnett," a regular column in which I, Amanda Coyne, answer reader questions about Gwinnett happenings and history. Enjoy!
Reader Glenn asks:
Where can I take old tires and wheels for recycling?
Recycled tires have many uses, including as a substitute for gravel or woodchips on a playground, in athletic turf and as everyday items like welcome mats. Leaving tires sitting around in your yard could turn them into a home for rodents or, if they collect water, a breeding grounds for mosquitos.
However, Gwinnett County will not accept your old tires, so you’re going to have to look to the private sector to help you out with this one.
Luckily, Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful, an environmental advocacy group, has a list of locations across the county where you can bring your tires.
More Actual Factual:
All of the locations charge a small fee, between $1.50 and $3, per tire. All Tires Plus, Pep Boys, Kauffman Tires, Firestone Tire and Service Center, Sears Auto Center and Walmart Tire and Lube Express locations will take your tires. Local businesses including Bulldog Tire Company, Green Junk Removal and Midtown Tire and Auto Center will also recycle your old tires.
To find the location closest to you, head over to Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful’s website.
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