It’s that time of year again. Time to clear out your garage, shed, attic or property where you’ve been hoarding those tires, mattresses, paint, motor oil, antifreeze and other hard to recycle items. On Pearland Recycles Day, Keep Pearland Beautiful will be accepting mattresses and car and light truck tires (off of the rim).
Used tires can be a threat to the environment because they hold water, serving as a breeding space for mosquitos. They can also become a fire hazard, emitting harmful toxins into the environment. Used tires will be sent to Liberty Tire Recycling, where they will become rubber mulch and tire-derived aggregate.
Mattresses are bulky, hard to compress, and tough on machinery when taken to the landfill. Mattresses collected from the event will be sent to Houston Furniture Bank, which will reuse, if possible, or recycle up to 90% of the material.