By Rachel Dove
WILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Commission, along with the Judge’s Work Program and the Mingo County Solid Waste Authority, will be sponsoring a “Tire Recycle Pick-Up Program” that will allow for proper disposal and recycling of these items that are, more often than not, found thrown over hillsides and in creeks.
Each year, the commission sponsors countywide drop-off locations during the first half of the month in April, and this initiative has in the past been a very successful endeavor that is used to encourage individuals to rid themselves of tires in the right manner.
The program is scheduled to be held between the dates of April 1 and April 18. Participans must present a valid West Virginia driver’s license to qualify, and may bring up to 12 vehicle tires per person. They must speak with someone at each location before dropping off tires. Individuals are not allowed to dispose of tires if someone is not at the location for approval.
Tires may be dropped at the following locations:
Gilbert Volunteer Fire Department: You must stop by the Town Hall first and give your driver’s license information along with your name, and you may then bring them to the fire department and the tires will be placed behind the dumpster.
Drop-off’ locations will also be held at the Baisden., East Fork, Kermit, Lenore, Chattaroy, Wharncliffe, Delbarton, Matewan and the Beech Creek fire departments.
For residents residing in other areas, including Williamson, your drop-off location will be at the Mingo County Garage, which is located on First Avenue in Williamson (next to the Social Security office).
You may call the commission office with any questions regarding the tire recycling project at 304-235-0380, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The county commission encourages everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to dispose of tires at no cost, and to do your part to keep Mingo County clean.