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Tire Drop-off Coming Up at Wayne National Forest HQ

The Wayne National Forest is partnering with the Athens City-County Health Department and Athens County Sheriff’s Office to host a FREE Scrap Tire Drop-off event on Saturday, September 22 from 7:30a.m. till 2p.m. at the Wayne National Forest Headquarters located off US Hwy 33 between The Plains and Nelsonville.

The event is being held in support of the mission of Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful, a new regional affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. that helps create a healthier and safer place to live, work and play.

“The Wayne National Forest is excited to partner with Athens County to help collect scrap tires from the local community. We hope this partnership will help reduce the amount of scrap tires that are illegally dumped on the Forest,” said Forest Spokesman Gary Chancey. “Annually, we collect hundreds of tires that have been dumped creating breeding sites for mosquitos, some of which carry diseases.”

In April, the partnership successfully collected 1500 scrap tires during a Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup event.

The event has the capacity to collect up to 1400 scrap tires, which will be later recycled. Once we reach our goal of 1400 tires, we will stop collecting.  No tires will be received after hours. No tires will be accepted from tire shops, dealers, or repair shops. No tires exceeding 54 in. in height and/or 16 in. in width will be collected.

By state law, individuals may not transport more than 10 tires per load without being a registered scrap tire transporter with the state of Ohio. If you are transporting more than 10 tires without a permit you may be subject to a traffic stop and investigation by law enforcement.

The public is reminded that dumping tires is also a felony offense in Ohio.

Funding for the event comes from an Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention grant.


This article was posted on Monday, 17 September 2012 at 10:09 AM.
Last edited/updated on September 17, 2012 at 10:09 AM.
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