FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — On May 9, 2018, the city of Fayetteville and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection collected used tires in front of the local Walmart. This was part of the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan program. Around 3,000 tires were brought in during the eight-hour event. Aside from maximizing the state’s cleanup efforts, Fayette County litter control officer Tommy Harris says the collection is a way for region to cut costs.
“It saves the county money and it saves the state money,” Harris said. “Because we don’t have to go over the hill and wench them back up… and haul them in to some place that takes place used tires or that’s reprocessing tires. That’s the big idea.”
Eight counties, including Fayette, are participating in local tire collection events throughout the month.