Tuesday, August 21, 2018

PA CleanWays, Vector Control Of Cumberland County Hold Tire Collection Sept. 29

PA CleanWays of Cumberland County, in partnership with Cumberland County Vector Control, will host a tire collection for county residents September 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the East Pennsboro Township Public Works, 645 Tower Road in Enola.
The groups are seeking to eliminate illegal dumping and littering of tires in the county by providing a convenient and affordable alternative.
Pre-Registration, Prepayment
Pre-registration and prepayment are requested by September 26 and can be made by calling Stephanie Larson at 724-836-4121 x104 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Credit card and check payments will be accepted.
Collection fees: Car/truck size on or off rim: $2/ tire and Tractor trailer size: $7/ tire.
Large agricultural tires and tires from commercial operations will not be accepted.
Tires that are improperly disposed leach toxic chemicals that contaminate soil and water. They also provide breeding grounds for mosquitoes, increasing the risk of West Nile Virus and Zika Virus.
Tire piles are also in danger of catching fire. Tire fires are known for being difficult to extinguish and create an abundance of smoke that carries toxic chemicals from the breakdown of synthetic rubber compounds, contributing to air pollution.
“This would be a great opportunity to “clean house” and remove unused tires from private properties,” said Mike Onofrey, PA CleanWays of Cumberland County Coordinator.  “Your recycled tires will be reground and used as rubber mulch, play turf, landscaping borders, athletic turf, and rubber asphalt roads, among other uses. Tire recycling is a win for the homeowner, as well as the environment.”  
“These collections 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 commend PA CleanWays of Cumberland County and Cumberland County Vector Control for recognizing a need and partnering to provide an outlet to county residents.”
For more information on initiatives in Cumberland County, contact Michael Onofrey, PA CleanWays of Cumberland County, by calling 717-856-8561 or send email to: mike.onofrey@verizon.net.
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website. Click Here to become a member.  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 Electronics Waste website.

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