State sponsoring several tire collection events in July


The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting several tire collections in July throughout West Virginia to help rid the Mountain State’s landscape of unsightly old tires.
At each collection, residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for the county in which the collection is occurring. 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. Following is a list of collections:

July 9 – Monongalia County, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Walmart off I-68 in Morgantown.
July 16 – Ritchie County, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the state Division of Highways building in Ellenboro.
July 16 – Hampshire County, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the state DOH building in Romney.
July 23 – Harrison County, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Robert C. Byrd High School in Clarksburg.
July 23 – Pendleton County, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Franklin Oil Co. 
July 30 – Jefferson County, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the state DOH building in Kearneysville.

These tire collections are 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 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.


Kelley Gillenwater
304-926-0499, ext. 1331