Lower Loup Natural Resources District Receives Two 2016 Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants – Scrap Tire Cleanups

The Lower Loup Natural Resources District has been awarded two 2016 Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants – Scrap Tire Cleanup from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. The grants will fund two area tire collections coordinated by the Loup Basin RC&D.

The first Scrap Tire Collection will be held Friday, June 24th, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. only at Cargill Inc., E Hwy11, in Ord.  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 of Blaine, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler Counties in Nebraska. The Ord FFA Chapter and Advisor, Mr. Dave Ference, will be helping with the unloading of the tires and a free will donation will be given to the chapter.

The second Scrap Tire Collection will be held Saturday, June 25th, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. only at the County Yards – East of Loup City, 47584 Hwy 92, Loup City.  Again, 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 Buffalo, Howard and Sherman Counties in Nebraska.  The Loup City FFA Chapter and Advisor, Mr. Cale Harrington, will be helping with the unloading of the tires and a free will donation 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 Cleanups are sponsored by the Loup Basin Resource, Conservation and Development Council (RC&D), Lower Loup Natural Resources District, and the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.    For more information contact Janet Sanders, Executive Director, Loup Basin RC&D Council at (308) 346-3393, email at [email protected] or stop by the office at the 330 South Highway 11, Burwell.