Scrap tire recycling event for Lowndes, Valdosta residents

By Paul Ploumis

LOWNDES CO. – Valdosta and Lowndes County residents will have the opportunity to drop off scrap tires for free to be recycled.

Tires must be regular car/truck size and off rim. No tractor or semi-truck tires will be accepted.  No businesses are permitted to bring their tires to this event. Residents can drop off up to 200 tires per household.

This event was implemented in 2018 when staff from both Public Works Departments noticed tires discarded into ditches and rights-of-ways all around Lowndes County. By starting this program, homeowners and residents with worn-out or unwanted tires are provided a better alternative to dispose of these tires, helping keep Valdosta-Lowndes County clean.

This event is made possible through a grant offered by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD).  The scrap tire event is drop-off-only, and there will be no pick-up option available.

For more information contact Lowndes County Public Works, at 229.671.2700 or the City of Valdosta Public Works at 229-259-3585.