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PA CleanWays Of Cumberland County Holds Tire Collection Event Oct. 21

PA CleanWays of Cumberland County, in partnership with the Cumberland County Planning Department, will host a tire collection for County residents on October 21 in Carlisle.

The local group is seeking to eliminate illegal dumping and littering of tires in the county by providing a convenient and affordable alternative.

The collection will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Cumberland County Service Center located at 310 Allen Road in Carlisle.

The last collection of this type for Cumberland County residents was in 2008 where over 3,500 tires were collected and recycled.

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. 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,” said Mike Onofrey, PA CleanWays of Cumberland County Coordinator.

“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 PA Beautiful.  “I really commend PA CleanWays of Cumberland County for recognizing a need and starting the change process.”

The collection is sponsored in part by the Department of Environmental Protection’s HHW/Small Business Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program.

The collection fees: Car/truck size on or off rim: $2/tire; Tractor trailer size: $7/tire; Large agricultural tires: $25/tire; and Tires from any commercial operation cannot be accepted.

Pre-registration and prepayment are required by October 12 and can be made by calling Stephanie Larson at 724-836-4121 x104 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Credit card and check payments will be accepted.  Tires that are not pre-registered will not be accepted and no refunds are available. Registration begins on September 11.

Mike Onofrey from PA CleanWays of Cumberland County can be contacted by calling 717-856-8561 or send email to:

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 new Electronics Waste website.

[Posted: Sept. 7, 2017]


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