The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program and the City of Milton are hosting a local tire collection to rid the county of old tires. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Milton Pre-K.
Residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for Cabell 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 accumulation of waste tires on private property appears to be an increasing problem in Cabell County and residents are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to legally dispose of their tires. Following the tire collection, REAP will step up efforts throughout the county to enforce state codes relating to waste tire disposal and the illegal dumping of waste tires.
This tire collection is made possible, in part, through the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP). REAP brings together all of the state’s cleanup programs to maximize West Virginia’s cleanup efforts.
For more DEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, be sure to connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter and find us on YouTube by searching “Environment Matters.” For specific information about our REAP, West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia Watershed Improvement Branch, Youth Environmental Program and Human Resources initiatives, connect on Facebook.