Last week, Archuleta County, Colo. hosted a successful tire recycling event that had a surprising turnout.

October 4, 2023

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Last week, Archuleta County, Colo. hosted a successful tire recycling event that had a surprising turnout.

Errol Lord, Code Enforcement Officer for Archuleta County Development Services Department, says that his team had collected 200 tires by 9 a.m. before the recycling event had even started.

The crew continued to accept tires through 1 p.m., the scheduled cut-off time. By that time, the event collected 1,000 tires, which was the maximum capacity the event could accept.

Working with the Colorado Department of Health and Environmental (CDPHE) Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division, the county obtained a $5,000 grant to go towards disposing of the tires. From here, JLM Tire will be handling all the tire recycling duties.

Lord and Pam Flowers, the Development Director, have begun having discussions on holding more free clean-up events in the future.

“It’s a collective effort to clean up the area,” Lord commented. “I want to thank everyone that was involved and participated in making this event a success. It was teamwork at its best!”

Flowers and Lord will be working together to secure more grants and other state-funded programs that would benefit the community. The duo hopes to announce other events in early 2024.

Read the full article here.

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