In an effort to decrease the mosquito population, the city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina encourages residents to recycle old tires and tip over containers that have accumulated water after recent heavy rains. Used tires and standing water often provide a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes and an incubator for mosquito eggs.
Said Kelly Cook, Community Code Supervisor:
“We have begun mosquito fogging, and we’ll likely continue between rainstorms into the first week of July. We are asking for residents of the city to ‘Tip and Toss’ to reduce the breeding areas for mosquitoes.”
The city of Rocky Mount Environmental Services division will pick up no more than four tires at a time if left on the curb on the scheduled weekly pick-up day.
There are nine locations in Edgecombe County that collect used tires:
- 442 Living Hope Church Road, Macclesfield, NC
- 1542 Gay Road, Rocky Mount, NC
- 349 Baie Road, Rocky Mount, NC
- 1424 Dickens Road, Speed, NC
- 46 Burnette Farm Road, Tarboro, NC
- 2797 Colonial Road, Tarboro, NC
- 1429 Hart’s Chapel Road, Tarboro, NC
- 1056 Spivey Road, Tarboro, NC
- 334 Wells Road, Whitakers, NC
There also are two locations in Nash County that collect used tires:
- 9842 Stoney Hill Church Road, Middlesex, NC
- 3507 Duke Road, Nashville, NC (Nash County Landfill)
For more information, visit the Environmental Services web page.
The city of Rocky Mount, located in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina, was incorporated in 1867, and lies in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Visit www.rockymountnc.gov and Follow on Facebook for updates.
Source: Jessie Nunery, City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina