Tire collection scheduled Sept. 14 for Hancock County


The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program will host a tire collection in Hancock County to rid the county of old tires. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the ArclorMittal vacant lot along Route 2 in Weirton.

Residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for Hancock County. Rims will not be accepted. Only car and light truck tires 16 inches or less will be accepted. Haulers and businesses are not allowed to participate.

The tire collection 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