Wayne Union Recycle collected about 23 tons of used tires during a recycling program Sept. 30 at six sites.
During an Oct. 11 WUR board meeting, volunteers described turning away dozens of vehicles because the receptacles were filled. Union County’s site turned away 41 vehicles because the receptacle, which was delivered by Best Way, was already nearly full before the collection officially began.
In Wayne County, 223 vehicles dropped off 1,417 tires. The total collection at Centerville, Hagerstown, Northeastern, Seton Catholic and Union County high schools plus Western Wayne Elementary was 45,800 pounds.
The board discussed adding a second tire collection event this year, but decided against that. Instead, a collection might be in spring that would provide time for a second 2024 collection.
WUR is partnering with Seton Catholic High School for an e-waste recycling event from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 in the parking lot at 305 S. Fifth St., Richmond.
The drive-through event collects electronic equipment and batteries for free; however, there is a $20 charge for each TV and monitor. Paint, toxic chemicals, furniture, wood, tires and clothing are not accepted.
Technology-Recyclers of Indianapolis recycles the collected materials.
For questions about electronics being collected, call 800-237-3887 or email Dale@tech-recyclers.com.
A version of this article appeared in the October 18 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.