100 tons of tires disposed in North Platte

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. The North Platte Transfer Station received at least 100 tons of rubber.

Keep North Platte and Lincoln County Beautiful hosted the Tire Amnesty event at the Transfer Station in North Platte. (SOURCE: Jace Barraclough/KNOP)

Thursday was the day for North Platte's Tire Amnesty funded by Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy.

Keep Lincoln County and North Platte Beautiful hosted the event.

Dozens of trucks and trailers got in line to dispose of their tires.

Within approximately 3 hours the 100 ton limit had been reached.

Keep North Platte and Lincoln County Beautiful's Mona Anderson said even though the free event is over, people can still drop off their tires for a fee.

"People are still allowed to drop their tires off here at the Transfer Station. It's $6.50 per tire," said Anderson.

"It does keep our community clean and beautiful just keeping those tires out of the ditches and roadways. That's the reason we hold this event."

According to Anderson the tires will be made into crumb rubber and used for various products like cement and mulch for playgrounds.