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County tire recycling event rolls on for 11 years

Program expected to hit 200,000-tire mark this Saturday


October 09. 2013 11:39PM

By - jlynott@civitasmedia.com





HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Residents are asked to contact the Luzerne County Solid Waste Management Department at 1-800-821-7654 to register for the tire recycling event set for Saturday, 9 a.m to 3 p.m., at the Hanover Area Junior/Senior High School, 1600 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township. Calls will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Friday. The registration allows the department to determine how many tractor-trailers to order to haul away the tires.



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HANOVER TWP. — Luzerne County’s tire recycling program has been rolling along for 11 years and could reach the 200,000 mark when the latest collection event is held Saturday at the Hanover Area Junior/Senior High School.


The drive runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school at 1600 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township, and is free for residents, said Beth DeNardi, a county recycling coordinator.


But before people can drop off their used car, light pickup truck, sport utility vehicle or motorcycle tires, DeNardi said, they must register by contacting the Luzerne County Solid Waste Management Department at 1-800 821-7654 until 4:30 p.m Friday. The department has to know ahead of time how many tractor-trailers to order to haul away the tires.


“We would really like to know what to expect before it comes through the door,” DeNardi said Wednesday.


During the previous collections, the department took in a total of about 189,000 tires. Last year 12,235 tires were collected, DeNardi said.


A drive held last week in Butler Township collected nearly 7,000 tires and Saturday’s is expected to bring in a record number, DeNardi added.


“People look forward to it,” she said.


Since Labor Day, the department has received 600 calls. Residents may leave a message and someone from the department will return their call.


The department contracts with Mahantango Enterprises Inc. of Liverpool, Pa., to take the tires and shred them into mulch for use in flowerbeds and playgrounds. The county pays Mahantango through a state grant.


The cost of this year’s drive won’t be known until the final numbers come in, DeNardi said.


That’s why she urged residents to register. “We count the tires,” she said.


She also offered a big “thank-you,” in advance to residents for participating and disposing of their tires legally instead of littering and illegally dumping them.


“Little by little, we’re putting a dent in this,” DeNardi said.




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