By Greg Bird
The McCreary County Fiscal Court will be providing free collection of waste and used tires this month as part of a grant program through the Kentucky Division of Waste Management.
Every Friday through the month of March residents will be able to drop off their used tires at the Transfer Station in Stearns between noon and 4:00 p.m. Most used and waste tires will be accepted, but none from dealers.
A similar collection was held last year over a three-day period, where several hundred tires were collected. The program is an effort to remove and recycle the used tires, rather than let them be left lying around where they can be a hazard and breeding ground for mosquitoes.