Lower Loup Natural Resources District (NRD) has been awarded a 2019 waste reduction and recycling incentive grant for scrap tire cleanup from the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE).
The grant will fund a tire collection coordinated by Loup Basin Resource Conversation & Development (RC&D).
A scrap tire collection will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at Loup Rivers Scenic Byway, 330 S. Hwy. 11 in Burwell (south of Longhorn Lanes and across the highway east of Burwell Jr.-Sr. High School.)
Tires on rims and tires for which a disposal fee has already been received will not be accepted at the collection and are not eligible for this grant.
Tires of all sizes, such as tractor, combine, pivot, truck and auto tires, will be accepted. Veterans will be taking the following information from those bringing in tires: name, address, phone number, number of tires and where did the tires come from: farm, home, shop, etc.
The collection is for the residents of Blaine, Boone, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Thomas, Valley and Wheeler counties in Nebraska. Area Future Farmers of America (FFA) will be helping with the unloading of the tires and a freewill donation will be given to the chapters.
The recycling end use market will determine how the tires from the tire collection cleanup event will be used. Potential uses include feed bunks, park benches, picnic tables and alternative cover for landfills.
The Scrap Tire Cleanup is sponsored by the Loup Basin RC&D, Lower Loup NRD, NDEE and Loup Rivers Scenic Byway.
For more information contact Loup Basin RC&D Council Executive Director Janet Sanders at (308) 346-3393, firstname.lastname@example.org or 330 S. Hwy. 11, Burwell.