Wirt County tire collection scheduled for April 30


The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program and the Wirt County Solid Waste Authority are hosting a local tire collection to rid the county of old tires. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Wirt County Recycling Center in Elizabeth.

Residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for Wirt 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 tire collection is made possible, in part, through the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP). REAP brings together all of the state’s cleanup programs to maximize West Virginia’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 our REAP, West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia Watershed Improvement Branch, Youth Environmental Program and Human Resources initiatives, connect on Facebook.


Kelley Gillenwater
304-926-0499 ext. 1331