POINT PLEASANT — Getting rid of old tires in Mason County is about to get easier.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Mason County of old tires. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 behind the Point Pleasant Career Center.
The City of Point Pleasant teamed up with the WVDEP as well as the Mason County Career Center’s FFA instructors and students who will also be at the event. Though the city initiated the event, it is open to residents in Mason County.
Residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for Mason County. Tires must be off the rim. Only car and light truck tires 16 inches or less will be accepted. Haulers and businesses are not allowed to participate.
This tire collection 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, connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter and find them on YouTube by searching “Environment Matters.”
For specific information about the REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan), West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia Watershed Improvement Branch, Youth Environmental Program and Human Resources initiatives, connect on Facebook.
Some information for this article provided by WVDEP.