ELKINS — A free tire collection event will be hosted in Elkins this month.
The events will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23 at the Old Oak Ridge Trucking Lot in Elkins.
Each person may dispose of up to 10 tires. The tires must be off the rims. Only car and light truck tires are accepted, the agency said.
Several other free tire collection events are scheduled around West Virginia this month.
The other events are set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23 behind the Go-Mart in the Cabin Creek community in Kanawha County, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23 at Clay County High School and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30 at the HL Wilson Trucking Lot in Moorefield, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection said.
Ongoing tire collections are held regularly in Boone, Brooke, Calhoun, Fayette, Hancock, Mason, Mercer, Monroe, Pocahontas, Putnam, Tucker, Wayne and Wyoming counties.
Upcoming tire collection events are listed on the department’s website.
Each year, the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) PPOD Program conducts tire collection events across the state. At least one collection event is held in each county.
During these events, individuals with proof of West Virginia residency can dispose of 10 tires in a safe way. PPOD is also responsible for the removal of tires piles located across the state. During 2009, more than 400,000 tires were collected and/or removed from West Virginia’s landscape.