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Tire collection April 22

WALLA WALLA—A Free Tire Collection Event will be offered to Walla Walla County residents in Waitsburg, Prescott, and surrounding areas on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held across from the City Hall in Waitsburg on First and Main Streets.

Participants must provide proof of residency by showing a valid Washington State Driver’s License, local utility bill, or county property tax statement for an address in Walla Walla County. Residents can dispose of up to 20 regular-sized car, light truck, or motorcycle tires per address.

Tractor, large truck, tires over 36 inches, or tires on wheels will not be accepted. Tires from businesses or other non-residential sources will also not be allowed.

Residents with open code compliance cases in Walla Walla County must have exemption notices from the Code compliance office to bring more than 20 tires to the event. If you have an open case and have not received an exemption, contact Code Officer Kristina Blake at and request an exemption notice before the event. For qualifying residents, exemption notices are also available at Prescott or Waitsburg city halls.

Participants must ensure loads are secure before traveling to the events. Maria’s Law makes it a crime if your unsecured load injures or kills someone; additionally, you can be fined $228 for an unsecured load.

Tire collection events held in Walla Walla County over the past nine years have gathered over 50,000 tires sent to a recycling facility in Portland. Recycled tires can be used for various items, including parking bumpers, door mats, and landscaping materials.

The event is sponsored by grants from the Washington Department of Ecology- to the Walla Walla County Code Compliance Department.


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