The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting local tire collections in Barbour and Wetzel counties to rid the counties of old tires. Both events are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23.
In Barbour County, the collection is set for the Barbour County Fairgrounds in Philippi. In Wetzel County, it is scheduled for the New Martinsville Marina.
At both sites, residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for that county. The tires must be off the rims. Only car and light truck tires 16 inches or less will be accepted. Haulers and businesses are not allowed to participate.
The events are made possible in part through Gov. Manchin’s REAP-The Next Generation initiative within DEP’s Division of Land Restoration. REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) brings together all of the state’s cleanup programs to maximize the state’s cleanup efforts.