COTTAGEVILLE, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Program (REAP) will be collecting old tires Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Cottageville.
Tires can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each person, with a valid West Virginia ID, can bring up to 10 tires. Only car and light truck tires will be accepted, and it is requested that rims be removed. Haulers and businesses are not allowed to participate.
Tire collection events guarantee that tires are properly disposed of and helps prevent them from polluting our waterways. For example, during the Great Kanawha River Cleanup earlier this month, 16 tires were collected in just a few hours at one site near Winfield.
Questions about the tire collection can be directed to Chris Cartwright of the DEP’s REAP program at Christopher.J.Cartwright@wv.gov.
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 (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan), West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia Watershed Improvement Branch, Youth Environmental Program and Human Resources initiatives, connect on Facebook.