Weeklong tire collection set for Mercer town


The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a week-long tire collection in Lashmeet, Mercer County, to rid the area of old tires. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 7-12, at the L&M Market on Route 10.


Residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for Mercer 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.


REAP is working in conjunction with the Mercer County Health Department, Mercer County Commission, Mercer County Solid Waste Authority and the Ruritan Clubs on the tire collections. 


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.


Kathy Cosco
304-926-0499, ext. 1331