2017 Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant
The Lower Loup Natural Resources District has been awarded a 2017 Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant – Scrap Tire Cleanup from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. The grant will fund a tire collection coordinated by the Loup Basin RC&D.
A Scrap Tire Collection will be held Friday, June 23rd, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. only at the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway, 330 South Highway 11 in Burwell – south of Longhorn Lanes, across the highway east of the Burwell Jr. Sr. High School. 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, Boone, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler Counties in Nebraska. The Burwell FFA Chapter, Advisor Philip Simpson; Loup County FFA Chapter, Advisor Tanner Dunbar and Wheeler Central FFA Chapter, Advisor Kelly Guggenmos will be helping with the unloading of the tires and a free will 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, sidewall rings for silage cover weights, traffic cones, and alternative cover for landfills. The Scrap Tire Cleanup is sponsored by the Loup Basin Resource, Conservation and Development Council(RC&D), Lower Loup Natural Resources District, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway. 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.