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The Town of Newstead will accept tires brought to the highway garage on Jackson Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Building Inspector Donnal Folger said Tuesday that a permit is required for residents to drop off tires. Permits will be issued in Town Hall on John Street. There is a $2 fee.

Officials noted that only automobile and pickup truck tires that are 16.5 inches or smaller will be accepted.

The town takes the tires to Integrated Tire of Buffalo, which shreds and sells them to other companies that manufacture rubberized products and paving materials.

Folger said the town pays a fee to dispose of the tires, but that fee varies. Last year, the town collected about 200 tires.

Officials also noted that bulk trash, excluding white goods and metal which will be picked up May 4, will be picked up curbside for town residents outside the Village of Akron on May 13.

According to the annual report of the building inspector, 1993 was a record year for permits issued in the Town of Newstead. One hundred and fifty-five permits were issued last year, valued at $5,345,368, compared with 122 permits valued at $3,281,941 the year before. Thirty-six new homes were built in the town, Folger said.

In the Village of Akron, 64 permits were issued last year. New construction cost was $859,292. There was only one new home built, he said.

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