Huntingdon, Juniata, Perry and Mifflin County Tire War Receives National Award
The Tenth Annual Tire War, a friendly competition between Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful affiliates in Huntingdon, Juniata, Perry and Mifflin counties received national recognition from Keep America Beautiful for first place in the America Recycles Day Program Award category.
The Tire War collections provided a convenient and affordable venue for residents who dropped off more than 3,800 tires.
“Our Community has embraced this program. It not only provides a means of tire disposal, but has also served as a source of pride to our residents who choose to do the right thing. The Tire War has the support of local businesses, and residents, as well as the Conservation District Board,” noted Andy Paterson, Huntingdon County Conservation District Manager and Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful volunteer.
The number of tires collected in each county were: Huntingdon: 1,480; Perry: 1,238; Mifflin: 638; and Juniata: 508.
“Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful congratulates our affiliates for consistently providing their residents with a convenient, low cost option for tire disposal,” stated Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.
The Tire Wars, sponsored in part by the Department of Environmental Protection’s HHW/Small Business Hazardous Waste Collection Program, have gathered and recycled nearly 30,000 tires from local county residents since 2006.
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