The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Waste Management partnered with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in an effort to combat mosquito population this summer by providing grants to counties to hold waste tire amnesty events. Eight counties participated in holding tire amnesty events. Tires can be breeding grounds for mosquitos as they tend to get forgotten after rain fiLls them with water. Mosquitos can lay eggs in just a tablespoon of sitting water. The events were a success collected an estimated 47,677 waste tires.