If you have old tires you need to legally dispose of, you'll have an opportunity to get rid of them this weekend in Buffalo. The City of Buffalo’s Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets notified residents of the City of Buffalo that they can drop off old tires tomorrow, Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the Broadway Garage, which is located at 197 Broadway. The garage will be open from 7 am to 3 pm. Susan Attridge, the City of Buffalo’s Director of Refuse and Recycling said,

At our first two tire events in April and May, we collected a total of nearly 15 tons of used tires.

Photo by Reid Naaykens on Unsplash
Photo by Reid Naaykens on Unsplash

Each household is allowed to bring up to four tires. All tires must be taken off their rims. The city has collected more than 800 tons of used tires since 2019. The old tires are given new life - they are shredded and used for filtration systems in landfills.

There will be one more tire drop-off day for the year on Saturday, September 10.

Is It Illegal To Throw Away Your Old Electronics In New York State?

Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash
Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash

In New York State, you are required to properly dispose of your electronic waste, not just put it out with your regular garbage,

NYS consumers are required to recycle many electronic waste items, such as computers, computer peripherals, televisions, small scale servers, and small electronic equipment, etc., in an environmentally responsible manner.

Under the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, manufacturers are required to provide;

Free and convenient recycling of electronic waste to most consumers in the state.

Consumers eligible for free and convenient recycling include:

- Individual consumers
- Corporations and businesses with less than 50 full-time employees
- Non-profits with less than 75 full-time employees
- Non-profits designated as 501(c)(3) entities, schools, or local NYS governments

You can find more info on electronic waste disposal here.

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