Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott is asking Vermonters to spare those tires no longer in use by donating them to the 9th annual Wheels for Warmth tire recycle and resale event.
Established by Lt. Governor Phil Scott in 2005, the Wheels for Warmth program has three goals:
· Raise funds for emergency fuel assistance;
· Create a resource of DMV-inspected tires that are deemed safe for at least one season of use, for sale to families in need at a reasonable price;
· Reduce the number of tires being discarded in rivers and along the roadside, by providing a convenient, inexpensive way to dispose of unwanted tires.
In eight years, Wheels for Warmth has raised more than $178,000 for emergency fuel assistance; sold nearly 10,000 safe, donated tires; and recycled almost 16,000 unsafe, unusable tires.
Tires will be collected through Thursday, October 24, from 7am to 5pm at the following six locations:
· Bond Auto locations in St. Johnsbury, Rutland, Bradford, and St. Albans.
· Village Grocery in Waitsfield
· Dick Mazza’s General Store in Colchester
· DMV inspectors are not available at these sites, so all tires require a $4 fee.
And on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, from 3pm to 7pm at the following two locations:
· DuBois Construction, 46 Three Mile Bridge Rd., Montpelier
· Casella Waste Management, 220 Avenue B, Williston
· At these sites, DMV inspectors will check tires to determine if they can be re-sold (safe for at least one more season). If tires can be sold, donor pays nothing and may include their value as a charitable contribution for tax purposes. Tires that can’t be sold may be recycled at $4/tire.
The tire sale will be held on Saturday, October 26, from 7am to 1pm at DuBois Construction, 46 Three Mile Bridge Rd. in Montpelier. Tires can also be dropped off during this time.
Thanks to the generosity of business sponsors: Accura Printing, Bond Auto, Casella Waste Management, DuBois Construction, WDEV, and individual volunteers, all costs associated with promoting and implementing Wheels for Warmth are covered without using program funds. All of the funds (yes, 100%) from tire sales, disposal fees and contributions go directly to emergency fuel programs at CVCAC & CVOEO.
Learn more at www.wheelsforwarmth.com.