The end date for Launceston residents to recycle tyres for free is now Sunday, June 9, after the City of Launceston Council met the allocated amount of tyres much faster than expected.
The program, which began on June 1, had a four-week planned run, but the council has already received over 2000 tyres.
They have used up their Tyre Stewardship Australia grant to waive the usual $8 fee, and will only continue taking up to eight car, 4WD and motorbike tyres per person at the Launceston Waste Centre until Sunday.
"When we launched this initiative last week, we were concerned we might not be able to collect 1000 tyres in four weeks," waste and environment officer Michael Attard said.
"Given the huge community interest in this program, we will be looking to do it again next year."
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