The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a local tire collection in Ritchie County to rid the county of old tires. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Bob Yoak Ford vacant lot in Harrisville.
Residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for Ritchie County. The tires must be off the rim. Only car and light truck tires 16 inches or less will be accepted. Haulers and businesses are not allowed to participate.
The event is made possible in part through Gov. Manchin’s REAP-The Next Generation initiative within 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.