SPECIAL TO THE DAILY NEWS
In its ever-waging battle against litter in the county, the Mingo County Commission is once again sponsoring a tire cleanup and this years event is looking to be the biggest collection yet.
This is just one more way the Mingo County Commission and the Judges Work Program can work together to help our county, said Mingo County Commissioner David L. Baisden. Tires are always a sore spot when it comes to litter control and projects like this go a long way in helping us clean up our county.
Participants in the work program have been traveling throughout Mingo County collecting the tires. Residents are being asked to participate as well by taking any tires they may have to their local fire departments. The last day for the cleanup is Saturday, March 26.
There is no charge for the tire disposal; however, residents will be required to present their drivers licenses as proof of residency.
I will tell anyone that our county is the most beautiful county in West Virginia, said Mingo County Commission President John Mark Hubbard. My fellow commissioners and I will do whatever it takes to keep Mingo County clean and beautiful for our residents and the people who visit us here. This program is another tool we can use to make our county the best it can be.
Thus far, more than 4,200 tires have been collected in the cleanup making this years event the best in its four-year history.
Lets keep them rolling out of here, Mingo County Commissioner Greg Hootie Smith said of the event. The more tires we can remove from creeks, rivers and ravines, the better life will be for all of our residents.
Once the collection effort has ended, the tires will be transported to the county commissions garage in Williamson where they will be removed by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.
For more information about the tire cleanup, contact Tina Abbott at (304) 235-0380.