Get rid of your old tires on Saturday, April 20th, 10 am - 1 pm. at the Coupeville Transfer Station, behind the Recycling area.
Do you have tires taking up room in your yard and garage? Or providing a breeding ground for thousands of mosquitoes that can hatch each year from the puddle in a single tire? You can recycle your passenger car and light truck tires at a greatly reduced rate of: $2.25 each off rim; $4.00 on rim. Tires should be reasonably clean, not full of dirt or Styrofoam. Please call for arrangements if you have a load of over 100 tires. NO large truck tires, tractor tires, lawn tractor tires or airplane tires. Volunteers from WSU Waste Wise and WSU Beach Watchers will be assisting.
For additional information: call Janet Hall at (360) 678-7974, or 360-321-5111 ext. 7974 or email email@example.com
Island County Waste Wise Program
Garbage is not glamorous, but a beautiful thing happens
when we make less of it.
WSU Waste Wise of Camano and Whidbey Islands who are learning how to reduce garbage and teach these techniques to others. They receive four weeks of classroom training and then share what they've learned in volunteer outreach at schools, fairs, information booths, businesses and other settings. Their work is important because:
- We have no active landfill in Island County
- Our drinking water comes from underground
- We live in a beautiful place and want to keep it that way
Island County is made up of islands. Most of our drinking water comes from a sole source aquifer. To protect our drinking waste, Island County closed its Coupeville landfill in 1992 and converted it to a transfer station. All solid waste is transported out-of-county -- in fact, to south central Washington!
On Whidbey and Camano islands garbage is collected at five transfer points, called drop-box facilities, located at Camano Hill Road, Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Freeland and Bayview. It is trucked to a railhead on the mainland, where it is loaded aboard trains and transported to Roosevelt Regional Landfill in Washington, for disposal. This is expensive and cumbersome.
Waste Wise Volunteers are headquartered at Admiralty Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey State Park and administered by Washington State University WSU Extension for Island County. For additional information, please call or write:
Janet Hall, Waste Wise Volunteer Program Manager
North and Central Whidbey Island (360) 678-7974
South Whidbey Island (360) 321-5111 Ext. 7974
Camano Island (360) 629-4522 Ext. 7974
FAX (360) 678-4120
firstname.lastname@example.org WSU Extension - Island County
PO Box 5000
Coupeville, WA 98239-5000
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