MONTPELIER, Vt. (Oct. 24, 2013) — Tire drop-offs are going on Oct. 24 and 25 in Montpelier and Williston, Vt., to benefit the ninth annual "Wheels for Warmth" program.
Begun by Vermont Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott, the program simultaneously allows Vermonters to get rid of used tires and provides money for home heating fuel for Vermonters on fixed incomes.
The program accepts reusable car and truck tires for free, and damaged tires for $4 each. Collection points are DuBois Construction in Montpelier and Casella Waste Management in Williston.
The reusable tires will be sold between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at DuBois Construction in Montpelier, at a cost of $10 to $25 each depending on size.
All of the proceeds will go to the home heating fuel program, according to Wheels for Warmth publicity. To date the program has generated more than $175,000 for poor people who need home heating fuel assistance, it said.
When still a state senator, Lt. Gov. Scott won the 2010 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence for the Wheels for Warmth program.