Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Keep PA Beautiful: Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry Counties Collect Over 5,200 Tires

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful affiliates Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful, Keep Juniata County Beautiful, PA CleanWays of Mifflin County and Keep Perry County Beautiful collected 5,287 tires during their 11th Annual Tire War competition this year.
Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful remains the champion with 2,079 tires collected.
“The Tire War is a good act of prevention for our organization to help keep old tires from being dumped over our hillsides or into our streams,” said Celina Seftas, Huntingdon County Conservation District Manager and Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful volunteer and supporter.  
Keep Perry County Beautiful came in second place, collecting 1,623 tires, Keep Juniata County Beautiful collected 924 tires, and PA CleanWays of Mifflin County earned the ‘Flat Tire’ award with 661 tires collected.
The collection events, sponsored in part by the Department of Environmental Protection’s HHW/Small Business Hazardous Waste Collection Program, have gathered and recycled over 35,000 tires from local County residents since 2006.
“These events provide a convenient, low cost alternative to the community. The tires that are collected at these events won’t end up over the hill where they would be difficult and costly to remove,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.  “I really commend our affiliates for providing this service and for generating excitement and camaraderie within our network.”
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from KPB, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, Discover them on Pinterest and visit their YouTube Channel.
Also visit the Illegal Dump Free PA website for more ideas on how to clean up communities and keep them clean and KPB’s new Electronics Waste website.
(Photo: Annual Tire War Returns To Perry County, Sept. 15, 2016.)

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