WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WREX) -
The Winnebago County Health Department is making it easier for people to drop off used tires for free.
The department is holding a tire recycling driver later this month. County residents can drop off up to 24 car or truck tires per household.
"And it helps to eliminate the amount of mosquito breeding sites around the home. To reduce the chances of people contracting West Nile Virus. A mosquito only needs a thimble-full of water in order to lay a raft of eggs," said Terri Howard with the health department.
You must register to drop off your tires. CLICK HERE to register. People who register will get a postcard as an admission ticket to the March 28 event.