Free Scrap Tire Collection

The Papio Missouri River NRD, Nebraska Loess Hills RC&D Council, and the Lower Elkhorn NRD are organizing another free scrap tire collection!  The collection will be Friday, August 7, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Arlington, NE.

The 10 county collection area includes Burt, Colfax, Cuming, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Stanton, Thurston and Washington counties.  “Residents and businesses which do not charge tire disposal fees are encouraged to dispose of their scrap tires during this collection”, said Deborah Ward, Papio Missouri NRD Program Assistant. “We suggest that loads with less than 20 tires plan to arrive during the last 90 minutes of the collection. This will usually result in a shorter wait time for these smaller loads.”

The fairgrounds are located in Arlington, NE on the north side of Hwy 30.  Vehicles should enter the fairgrounds using the east entrance on Hwy 30. The collection will accept all sizes of car, truck and tractor tires. Each load is limited to 100 tires. All tires must be off rim, no rims will be accepted.   Tires cannot be accepted from any business or entity which charges a tire disposal fee.  Do not leave vehicles unattended in line. Limited unloading help will be available, so plan to unload your own. Semi-trucks may not be able to unload if there is limited maneuvering room.

“After the collection, Champlin Tire Recycling will load and transport the tires to their facility for further processing”, said Deb Ward. “This processing includes repair and retread of salvageable casings, reclamation of tires meeting used tire specifications and the production of park benches, picnic tables and feed bunks.”  Funding for the free collection is provided through a grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. For more information please contact Deborah Ward at the Papio Missouri River NRD (402)374-1920 ex. 101.



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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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