Beth DeNardi is the recycling coordinator for Luzerne County. Her department organizes an annual tire recycling event. County residents can drop off certain kinds of tires for free, and they eventually go to a company that recycles them into other products.

The program helps keep tires out of dumping sites. The collection has brought in as many as 25,000 tires in a year, she said.

“Any tire someone brings in, that’s one less that’s out there,” DeNardi said…