Tire collection scheduled for Bluefield


The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a tire collection to rid Mercer County of old tires. The collection is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at Bluefield City Park.

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. Rims will be accepted.

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