Cemex to collect old tires at ‘amnesty day’

Staff reportNovember 12, 2013 

The public can get rid of old tires at the Cemex Clinchfield Cement Plant’s Tire Amnesty Day Saturday.

Cemex will collect used passenger vehicle tires 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at its plant, located at 2720 U.S. 341 South. Tire drop-off is free, but the plant is asking that one canned or non-perishable food item be donated for each tire. The food will go to local shelters and churches to help families in need over the holidays, according to a flyer.

The drop-off is for passenger car or light truck tires only. Tires must be free of rims, tubes, garbage and debris; have an intact tire bead; and have rim sizes between 12 inches and 16 inches. Tire diameter should not exceed 32 inches, the flyer states.

According to the plant, Cemex will burn the tires and use them as an alternative fuel.

For more information, call 988-2306.

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