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TIFTON – The City of Tifton and Keep Tift Beautiful host a free tire recycling event, 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 7.

The event will be held at the Cato Knight parking lot on Central Avenue in downtown, city officials said in a statement.

All residents are encouraged to bring their used tires for recycling. Up to 10 tires, 22 inches or less, can be disposed for free, city officials said.

No commercial or oversized equipment tires will be accepted. Participants will be required to unload their own tires.

City officials suggest work gloves and face masks.

The event is funded by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Local Scrap Tire Abatement Reimbursement program.

"Proper disposal eliminates unsightly litter and prevents mosquitos from breeding in the tires." city officials said. "This marks the third year the City of Tifton and Keep Tift Beautiful have held this amnesty event."

For more information, call (229) 391-3937. 

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