Wythe County to Host Tire Collection Day

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WYTHEVILLE, Va. – As part of a larger effort designed at beautify the county, the Wythe County Solid Waste Department will be hosting its tire collection day Saturday, July 19, 2014. The event will be held at the Kents Lane Collection Center, located at 261 Kents Lane in Wytheville.

Residents will be permitted to discard up to 100 tires per household at the event.

County citizens will need to call 223-6119 to make an appointment for their tire removal or use the open time from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The open time will be first-come, first-served and will end at 2 p.m. or when the trailers are filled.

Wythe County’s code enforcement officer, A. B. Dunford says the collection day provides an ideal opportunity for residents to discard large quantities of tires in a legal and proper manner.

“Illegal dumping of any kind is a serious crime and can result in felony charges under certain circumstances,” stated Dunford, adding “Residents who dispose of their tires at the collection day event will be doing the community a great service.”

In addition to the county hosted tire collection day, which is opened to county households only, the local Farm Bureau will have a trailer on site that will be accepting commercial tires, as well as farm tires from Farm Bureau members.

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