FRANKLIN CO.- stop the spread of mosquito diseases and recycle tires at April event

21 February 2023- The Franklin County Commissioners will be hosting a tire collection event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 at the former Franklin County Jail, 625 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg. Staff from the county’s Planning Department, under its mosquito and tick-borne disease control program, and All Cleaned Out Junk Removal are coordinating the event.

Currently, strict guidelines and fees act to hinder some individuals’ ability to properly dispose of scrap tires. Often old tires are discarded and remain unused on properties until the resident has the time or the means for proper disposal. In the meantime, these tires can fill with rain water and become the perfect breeding habitat for mosquitoes.

The April 14 collection event helps Franklin County residents dispose of unwanted tires for a reduced fee while at the same time eliminating potential mosquito breeding sites. On average, one water-filled tire can produce 10,000 mosquitoes per year.

“Mosquitoes pose a very real threat to our health and enjoyment of the outdoors. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this great opportunity,” said Franklin County Commissioner Chairman Dave Keller.

Franklin County residents must pre-register for this first-come, first-served event. There is a limit of 20 tires per household and the fees are:

  • Regular vehicle tires (up to 35 inches in height) – $1 per tire
  • Tires measuring 36-47 inches in height – $2 per tire
  • Tires measuring 48 inches in height or larger – $15 per tire

Tires on rims and tires that are full of debris, such as mud, water or concrete will not be accepted.

To register for this event, visit Forms are also available through the Franklin County Planning Department by calling 717-261-3855 or emailing All completed registration forms and checks, made payable to FCPC, must be submitted to the Franklin County Planning Department, 272 N. Second St., Chambersburg, PA 17201, no later than April 6.

For more information, contact the Franklin County Planning Department at 717-261-3855 or