POINT PLEASANT — The City of Point Pleasant is continuing its partnership with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and local FFA students to help beautify the community by collecting old tires.
A free “tire take back day” will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Point Pleasant High School. This event is in conjunction with the WVDEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) program.
Residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for the county in which the collection is taking place. All tires must be off the rim. Only car and light truck tires, 16 inches or less accepted. Haulers and businesses are not permitted to participate.
Like last year, assisting and supporting the event, will be local Mason County FFA members from the Mason County Career Center, and officials with the City of Point Pleasant.
Point Pleasant Street Commissioner Randy Hall began the old tire collection day last year with city council’s blessing and with the help of the WVDEP and FFA Advisor Sam Nibert, who is now a county commissioner, and Nibert’s students.
The tire collection is made possible in part, through REAP, which brings together all the state’s cleanup programs to maximize West Virginia’s cleanup efforts.
For more information about the cleanup, call Jake Glance at 304-926-0499, ext. 1335.
Beth Sergent is editor of Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at [email protected]