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MSTWC gains new tire recycling partner

Posted in: Helpful, News- Apr 30, 2014 No Comments

We know one of the biggest challenges Stream Teamers face at river clean-ups is the amount of tires they collect. While tire disposal usually costs money, MSTWC is working on ways to keep Stream Team costs at zero so you can continue to do good work cleaning our waterways.

We’re excited to announce our newest partner: Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers! Dobbs has 37 locations in the St. Louis Region and one in Cape Girardeau, making it a super-convenient drop-off location for all our St. Louis-area teams. They will accept up to 40 tires per event at no cost. Teams just have to show their Stream Team ID Cards as proof of Stream Team membership.

If your event nets more than 40 tires, no problem. Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers has an agreement with Tire Shredders in High Ridge, Mo. Tire Shredders will accept the tires and invoice Dobbs for the cost of disposal.

Both Dobbs Tire Centers & Tire Shredders ask that mud and gravel be removed from the tires before they are brought in. It is also a good idea to call ahead and let someone know you are coming. Let them know how many tires you are bringing so they can be prepared.

This is an amazing opportunity for our Teams. When you work with them, please let the Tire Center managers know how much you appreciate this generous support. If you have questions, please contact Mark Van Patten at 573-522-4115 ext. 3892 or mark.vanpatten@mdc.mo.gov.

Click here to learn about all the ways MSTWC is helping Stream Teams dispose of tire trash.