WYTHEVILLE, Va. – As part of a larger effort designed to beautify Wythe County, the locality’s Solid Waste Department will be hosting a tire collection day Saturday, October 22, 2016. The event will be held at the Kents Lane Collection Center, located at 261 Kents Lane in Wytheville.

Wythe County residents will be permitted to discard up to 100 tires per household at the event, free of charge; however, residents must schedule an appointment in order to participate in the event.

Appointments may be scheduled between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. by calling (276) 223-6119.

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 and will be accepting commercial tires, as well as farm tires from Farm Bureau members. Individuals wishing to dispose of commercial tires through Farm Bureau must also schedule an appointment by calling the number the listed above between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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