The U.S. Forest Service’s Wayne National Forest and the Athens City-County Health Department is hosting a FREE Scrap Tire Drop-off event Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 8 a.m. till 2 p.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 regional affiliate of Keep America Beautiful that’s helping create a healthier and safer place to live, work and play.
The event has the capacity to collect up to 1200 scrap tires, which will be later recycled. Once we reach our goal of 1200 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.
“The Wayne National Forest is excited to partner again this year with Athens County to help collect scrap tires from the local community. In the last two years, the public has brought in over 4,000 scrap tires through our partnership,” said Forest Spokesman Gary C. Chancey.
The public is reminded that dumping tires is also a felony offense in Ohio. Funding for the event comes from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.