Complimentary program offered to residents of the City of Long Branch
LONG BRANCH, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division is offering the Mosquito Madness tire pick-up program for residents in Long Branch from March 1 through April 15.
“The tire pick-up program is a valuable service for County residents to help eliminate mosquito breeding grounds,” said Freehold Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley, liaison to the Mosquito Control Division and the Health Department. “Tires lying around the yard collect water, which then becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes.”
The Mosquito Control Team will come to residents’ properties and pick-up as many as ten tires without rims; Long Branch residents do not need to bring tires to the curb. Residents can securely cover or bring inside tires that you would like to keep.
Municipalities do not have a tire pick-up as part as a regular garbage removal. Many towns will accept up to eight, 18-inch rim-less tires at their Municipal Recycling Facilities. Monmouth County residents can dispose of rim-less tires, free of charge, at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center as well.
“Container mosquitoes are the number one mosquito problem in Monmouth County,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Kiley. “One tire can produce more than 10,000 biting mosquitoes. Controlling the mosquito population protects residents, businesses and visitors from mosquito-borne diseases.”