Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Affiliates Collect Nearly 4,000 Tires

 (September 24, 2015) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful would like to congratulate their local affiliates of Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful, Keep Juniata County Beautiful, PA CleanWays of Mifflin County, and Keep Perry County Beautiful on a successful tenth annual Tire War, a friendly competition to compete for the most tires collected at their perspective special collections. This year’s winner is Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful with 1,480 tires collected, seizing the coveted ‘Gold Rim’ award from their friends and colleagues at Keep Perry County Beautiful. “Our community has embraced this program. It not only provides a means of tire disposal, but has also served as a source of pride to our residents who choose to do the right thing. The Tire War has the support of local businesses, and residents, as well as the District Board,” noted Andy Patterson, Huntingdon County Conservation District Manager and Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful volunteer.  Keep Perry County Beautiful came in second place, collecting 1,238 tires, PA CleanWays of Mifflin County collected 638 tires, and Keep Juniata County Beautiful earned the ‘Flat Tire’ award with 508 tires collected.

The collections, sponsored in part by the Department of Environmental Protection’s HHW/Small Business Hazardous Waste Collection Program, have gathered and recycled nearly 30,000 tires from local County residents since 2006. “These collections provide a convenient, low cost alternative to the community. The tires that are collected at these events won’t end up over the hill where they would be difficult and costly to remove,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.  “I really commend our affiliates for providing this service and for generating excitement and camaraderie within our network.”

To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful events planned for your county, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org and click on Calendar of Events.

About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and beautiful.  Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its volunteers have removed over 113 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests, and waterways.  To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org.