Wythe County Schedules Tire Collection Day

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Photo courtesy of Jack Hill
Stock Photo, courtesy of Jack Hill

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Have a stack of old tires? Don’t know what in the world to do with them? The Wythe County Solid Waste Department will be holding a tire collection day on Saturday October 6, 2018.

Wythe County Code Enforcement Officer A.B. Dunford said the collection day provides an excellent opportunity for residents to discard tires.

“It’s a good day to have,” Dunford said. “It keeps tires off mountain roads and back roads. The event is free. It’s beneficial to everybody all around. It helps with enforcement and it helps keep crews from having to clean up dump sites.”

The event will be held at the Kents Lane Collection Center, located at 261 Kents Lane in Wytheville. In order to participate in the event, residents must schedule an appointment time between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on October 6.

Appointments may be scheduled beforehand between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. by calling (276) 223-6119. Residents are asked to leave a message if no one answers the call. A county representative will return your call and schedule your appointment. The event is open to Wythe County residents only.

Wythe County residents will be allowed to discard up to 100 tires per household at the event.  The tire collection is free to the citizens of Wythe County.

Acceptance of tires is at the sole discretion of officials working the event. Officials said tires packed with mud and debris will not be accepted.

The local Farm Bureau will also have a trailer at the event. They will be accepting commercial tires and farm tires from Farm Bureau members. Residents wishing to dispose of commercial tires through the Farm Bureau must also schedule an appointment by calling the number listed above between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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