Wayne County tire collection set for Feb. 28


The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection in Wayne County to rid the county of old tires.

Residents may bring old tires for disposal from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Wayne County Solid Waste Authority office and recycling center on Bluefield Street in Wayne. Residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for Wayne County. 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.

This event is made possible in part through the REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) program under the DEP’s Division of Land Restoration. REAP brings together all of the state’s cleanup programs to maximize the state’s cleanup efforts.

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 the Adopt-A-Highway, West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia NonPoint Source and Youth Environmental programs, connect on Facebook.


Kelley Gillenwater
304-926-0499, ext. 1331