WSWMD installs new bunker to recycle tires
WINDHAM COUNTY - Windham Solid Waste Management District recently expanded its tire recycling facility to better serve its member town transfer stations and the public. A new bunker has been installed that will hold more than 1,000 tires to have enough for collection by a licensed tire recycling contractor.
Bob Spencer, executive director of WSWMD, explained in a press release that transfer stations operated by six member towns have recently not been able to find contractors to pick up and recycle tires dropped off at transfer stations. Due to driver shortages and declining markets for recycling tires, companies are not willing to drive to the remote transfer stations to pick up relatively small quantities of tires.
WSWMD will limit use of the bunker to its member towns as well as customers who purchase access stickers to use the WSWMD transfer station on Old Ferry Road in Brattleboro. Retail outlets for tires will not be eligible to use the district facility since most of them have their own collection programs. For more information about WSWMD tire recycling and other materials visit www.windhamsolidwaste.org.