Scrap Tire Cleanup – Saturday, September 6, 2014
The Lower Loup Natural Resources District has been awarded a 2014 Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant – Scrap Tire Cleanup from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
A Scrap Tire Collection will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Village of Elba, 1700 Highway 11, Elba, Nebraska – south edge of Elba, across the highway from Charlie’s Station. Tires on rims and tires for which a disposal fee has been received will not be accepted at the collection. Tires of all sizes: tractor, combine, pivot, truck and auto tires will be accepted. Local Veterans will be taking the following information from those bringing in tires: name, address, phone number, number of tires and from where the tires came. The Scrap Tire Collection is for the residents Garfield, Greeley, Howard, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler Counties. The Elba FFA Chapter will be helping with the unloading of the tires and a portion of the free will donations will be given to the chapter.
The recycling end use market will determine how the tires from the Tire Collection cleanup event will be used. Potential uses include feed bunks, sidewall rings for silage cover weights, traffic cones, and alternative cover for landfills. The Scrap Tire Cleanup is sponsored by the Loup Basin Resource, Conservation and Development Council(RC&D), Lower Loup Natural Resources District, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the Village of Elba. For more information contact Janet Sanders, Executive Director, Loup Basin RC&D Council at (308) 346-3393 or email [email protected]