Sedgwick County hosts tire collection event this week

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Sedgwick County will host a waste tire collection event from Thursday to Saturday.

"It's definitely a need within the community. We get a lot of calls and requests for it, and we see the response from the last time. That's how we know that the community wants it and we give the people what they want," said Cindy Le, Project Manager for Sedgwick County Environmental Resources.

At the end of the event, a vendor will collect the tires and eventually shred them.  

The collection will be held at the Sedgwick County West Yard, 4701 S. West Street.

On April 18, businesses and governments will be allowed to dispose of their tires. They do not want tires from businesses that accept payment for tire disposal.

On April 19 and 20, tires from Sedgwick County residents will be accepted.

The collection is free and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during those days.

The following are additional stipulations:

  • Limit of 100 tires per load
  • No semi-truck loads
  • Tires on rims are accepted
  • Must unload your own tires