By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
Have some old car, pickup, or motorcycle tires that you need to get rid of? North Salina Community Development (NSCD) can help!
The organization dedicated to North Town is sponsoring a free tire collection that is open to residents of Saline County.
The event is scheduled for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 24 at the vacant lot north of Dairy Queen, 321 N. Ninth Street.
Following are the guidelines for the collection, according to North Salina Community Development.
- Drivers will be required to sign in and show proof of Saline County residency.
- There will be a 20-tire limit per household. Only car, motorcycle, and pickup tires will be accepted. All rims must be removed.
- No tires will be accepted from commercial or retail businesses.
- Everyone will help unload their own tires.
NSCD's Barb Young told Salina Post that the collected tires will be recycled.
She also said that people who are interested in helping with the tire recycling effort should contact her at 785-425-5272.
Dry Creek cleanup
In addition to the tire collection for Saline County residents, a group of volunteers from Kansas Wesleyan University, including the softball and baseball teams, will be working with City of Salina and Saline County crews to clear out two large trash piles in Dry Creek in the vicinity of N. 11th and N. 12th streets, Young said. Any tires pulled from Dry Creek will be added to those being collected.
"This is such a great collaborative event with Salina Public Works, Saline County Road and Bridge, KWU, and North Salina Community Development working together to clear out Dry Creek. The Salvation Army and NAACP will be providing lunch for volunteers afterwards," Young said.