Bridgestone de Costa Rica working with the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social managed to collect 250 discarded tires in just one day, the Caja reported. The collections were in Puntarenas and Guanacaste.
Discarded tires are prime breeding places for the mosquitoes that carry dengue.
The Caja said that already this year 118.2 tons of old tires have been collected in the Central valley.
The incidents of dengue are greater this year.