Tire collection Saturday huge success

A NDEQ grant to collect scrap tires proved very successful this past Saturday in Gering. The Scotts Bluff County Health Department sponsored the collection.

Director Bill Wineman says a laser range finder was used to determine the approximate dimensions of the pile at around 11:30 a.m. and estimated the volume of the pile to be around 127 tons at that time. They had over 200 participants, and somewhere around 250 tons of tires were collected before they ended at 1:00 pm.

Wineman says he hopes the event eases some of the tire dumping in the county. Boy Scout Troop #13 assisted with traffic control at the event, and the Scotts Bluff
County Road Department provided graders and a loader.

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