Mercer offering plenty of chances to drop off tires


The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting three separate, multi-day tire collections in Mercer County to rid the county of old tires.


All three collections will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and are scheduled at: the L&M Market on Route 10 in Lashmeet from May 16-21; near the Kroger at Southview Mall on Route 52 in Bluewell from May 23-28; and Oakvale Town Hall on June 6-11.


At each collection, residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for Mercer County. Only car and light truck tires 16 inches or less will be accepted. Haulers and businesses are not allowed to participate. Tires must be off the rim.   


The event is made possible in part through REAP, within the 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.



Tom Aluise
304-926-0499, ext. 1338