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Get rid of your old tires (and your prescription medications)

Friday, April 19, 2019 by Tai Moses

Mosquitoes love tires – not to put on their tiny mosquito-mobiles, but because they love to breed in the water that collects inside discarded tires. A single waterlogged tire can produce more than 10,000 mosquitos, all whining and droning and trying to suck your blood and carry nasty diseases. That’s why Austin Public Health is holding a Tire Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are two drop-off locations – Austin Resource Recovery at 2514 Business Center Dr. and Great Hills Baptist Church at 10500 Jollyville Rd. – and both will take your tires free of charge. No rims, please, and only tires from passenger cars. While you’re at it, since you’ll be in a Marie Kondo tidying-up kind of mood, bring along all of your expired prescription medications, because April 27 also happens to be National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. APH is combining the two events to help the community safely discard two potentially dangerous items: old tires and surplus prescription drugs.

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