Phil Scott's 10th Annual Award Winning

WHEELS FOR WARMTH TIRE SALE

Tire Drop Off - Thursday, October 23rd, and Friday, October 24th, 3p.m. to 7p.m.

Tire Drop Off Locations:

DuBois Construction on Three Mile Bridge Road in Montpelier

Casella Waste Management, 28 Avenue C in Williston

Tires will be accepted and inspected at both of these locations on Thursday, October 23rd, and Friday, October 24th, 3p.m. to 7p.m. Tires will also be accepted Saturday, October 25th, from 7am-1pm at DuBois Construction only.


Additional Drop Off Locations on: October 4th - 17th • 7am - 5pm
* $4 per tire fee regardless condition. *

Bond Auto

  • Bond Auto 590 Memorial Drive, St. J, VT 05819
  • Bond Auto 141 Strongs Ave, Rutland, VT 05701
  • Bond Auto 417 Lower Plain, Bradford, VT 05033
  • Bond Auto 413 Main St., Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
  • Bond Auto 358 VT Rte 7 South Milton, VT 05468

Vianor Tire

  • 3588 Route 5, Derby
  • 375 River St, Montpelier
  • 275 Munson Ave, Morrisville
  • 133 Strongs Ave, Rutland
  • 1836 Memorial Dr, St J.
  • 78 Chester Rd, Springfield
  • 1298 S. Brownell Rd, Williston

Additional Locations

  • Village Grocery Waitsfield 4348 Main St Waitsfield, VT 05673
  • Dick Mazza's General Store 777 W. Lakeshore Dr. Colchester, VT 05446

All tires are accepted for recycling at a charge of $4/tire.

Car/truck tires (only) will be accepted at no charge for resale, if they meet inspection criteria.

Tires will be rejected for resale for any of the following reasons:

  • Remaining tread is not greater than 2/32nds of an inch, meaning the tire cannot be used for at least one more season.
  • Worn spot(s) that exposes the cord.
  • Tread cut(s); snags or cracks in sidewalls longer than 1 inch and/or deep enough to expose cords.
  • Visible bump(s), bulges or knots indicate structural damage.
  • Repaired with a plug or plugs. *
  • Show signs of weather cracking in tread or sidewall. *

Above list is not all inclusive; tires may be rejected for other reasons related to safety or structural factors.

Source: Vermont Periodic Inspection Manual CAR 2.1

* Wheels for Warmth criteria – not noted in inspection manual.

Tire Sale - Saturday, October 25th 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

DuBois Construction on Three Mile Bridge Road in Montpelier


Help your neighbors this winter!

This year will be the 10th Annual Wheels for Warmth aid program for Central Vermont residents on fixed incomes and with limited resources for home heating fuel. This program, created by Lt. Governor Phil Scott, has generated over $175,000 in nine years, and continues to grow. All proceeds from this unique program go to the fuel assistance program. With heating costs on the rise many of our neighbors, including young families and seniors, face real health, safety, and financial survival concerns this winter. They truly need our help.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS

Folks who wish to help out can donate tires they no longer need after meeting state inspection standards. These tires are sold based on the size of the tire. 13 inch tires are free, 14 inch tires are $10 per tire, 15 inch tires are $15 per tire, 16 inch tires are $20 per tire and 17 inch and up are going to be $25 per tire. It's a life saver for many families needing tires that can't put together the money for new tires. All sale proceeds support the Central Vermont Community Action Council's emergency and supplemental fuel assistance program.

Tires that don't meet state inspection standards come off our highways and for $4.00 each go in the Casella Waste Management tire collection units on sight. Casella will turn over 100% of this money to the home heating program.

DOES IT WORK?

You bet! Over the last eight years, over $175,000 has been generated through this citizen supported program. Recycling, tire sales to folks who need help and fuel assistance for those that need it the most.

Wheels For Warmth

DuBois Construction
46 Three Mile Bridge Road, Montpelier

Contact: 802-223-5288
www.wheelsforwarmth.com


Tenth annual "Wheels for Warmth" sees best year to date

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2014

Middlesex, VT-Vermont's annual tire recycle and resale event "Wheels for Warmth" celebrated its 10-year anniversary on October 25, 2014, by breaking fundraising records. Final numbers for 2014 show the program collected a total of *$39,391 *for emergency fuel assistance programs, sold *1,350* safe, donated tires for pennies on a dollar and recycled *2,480* unusable tires. All of the funds from tire sales, disposal fees and contributions go directly to emergency fuel programs provided by Community Action Agencies. Tires were collected at Bond Auto and Vianor Tire locations around Vermont as well as Sen. Dick Mazza's Store in Colchester and Village Grocery in Waitsfield for two weeks before the sale.

Since Phil Scott established the program in 2005, "Wheels for Warmth" has raised more than *$253,500* for emergency fuel assistance, put back into use *12,500* safe, donated tires, and recycled more than *20,500* tires.

"Over the years, Phil Scott with his team of volunteers and corporate sponsors have made 'Wheels for Warmth' truly a community event. This support for Capstone's fuel assistance programs has been essential to helping those who don't qualify for public assistance," noted Hal Cohen, Executive Director of Capstone Community Action. "These resources will help many Vermont families stay safe and warm during the winter months ahead."

"Bond Auto is proud to be part of this community fundraising event," said Mark Mast of Bond Auto. "In its tenth year, we're continuing to grow the fundraising effort by spreading out to different corners of the state, which benefits more Vermonters."

"Prior to Vianor Tire's involvement with the program starting in 2014, my personal knowledge of 'Wheels for Warmth' was limited," said Jason Phelps, President of Vianor Tire. "It would be an understatement to say that I am amazed at the support provided by the Vermonters donating along with Phil Scott and his volunteers who made it happen. Vianor is excited to be a part of 'Wheels for Warmth' and will continue supporting the program in 2015."

Tires were inspected by Department of Motor Vehicle officers and sold for a maximum of $25 each on Oct. 25. The line of cars extended from DuBois Construction for nearly a quarter mile, hours before the sale began. Tires not meeting standards were recycled through Casella Waste Management. Casella donates 100 percent of the $4 recycling fee to home heating programs.

"Casella believes in supporting local communities. This program embraces the 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' motto through reselling good tires and recycling tires at the end of their useful life," said Michael Casella of Casella Waste Management. "It's great to be part of a program with such dedicated volunteers that helps hardworking Vermonters stay warm through the winter."

"Ten years of successful donations and sales are proof that Vermonters will always find ways to help their neighbors, and that we can depend on each other for support," said Phil Scott. "'Wheels for Warmth' is made possible thanks to our dedicated volunteers and sponsors, and as long as there is a need, we will make sure this program continues."

"Wheels for Warmth" would not be nearly as successful without the generosity of: Bond Auto, Casella Waste Management, Vianor Tire, WDEV/Radio Vermont Group, Troy Kingsbury and the Village Grocery in Waitsfield, Dick Mazza's Store, Maplewood LTD, Accura Printing, Jet Service Envelope, Capitol Grounds, Booth Brothers Dairy, McGullicuddy's Irish Pub, Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles, Norwich University, the University of Vermont chapters of Alpha Chi Omega and Pi Kappa Alpha, Associated General Contractors, DuBois Construction, Inc., and WorkSafe. With their help, all costs associated with promoting and implementing "Wheels for Warmth" are covered without using program funds.


Senator Phil Scott's Wheels for Warmth Program Receives Award for Environmental Excellence and Pollution Prevention

Senator Phil Scott, R – Washington County, announced that the Wheels for Warmth program has been selected as a recipient for the 2010 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.

"I couldn't be happier that Wheels for Warmth has been recognized as a leader in protecting Vermont's environment. 'Wheels' never would have worked if there hadn't been cooperation from CVCAC, Casella Waste Management, WDEV and the many individuals who have volunteered their time over the years. This program has been successful on many different levels … receiving a nod from the Agency of Natural Resources and Governor Douglas is just icing on the cake," said Senator Scott.

Senator Scott, a candidate for Lieutenant Governor, created Wheels for Warmth in 2005 to raise funds for the Central Vermont Community Action Council's emergency and supplemental fuel assistance program. To date, volunteers and community members have raised over $175,000. In addition raising funds for Central Vermonters in need, the program also prevents unwanted tires from ending up in our landfills, in our rivers or along roadsides. Wheels for Warmth accept donated tires individuals no longer need. Tires are then inspected by the Vermont Dept. of Motor Vehicles and sold for a maximum of $15.00 each. Tires that don't meet state inspection standards come off our highways and for $4.00 are recycled through Casella Waste Management. In 2009, Casella generously donated 100% of these funds to the home heating program. Over 9,000 tires have been recycled and another 6,000 tires have seen extended use since the program's inception.

The Vermont Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence were established in 1993 to honor Vermont individuals, organizations, institutions, public agencies, businesses, and industry using innovative approaches that reduce or eliminate the generation of pollutants and wastes at the source. Categories have been expanded since then to include other environmental leaders. To date, more than 100 award-winning efforts have been recognized.

A member of the Vermont Senate representing Washington County since 2000, Senator Scott currently serves as chair of the Institutions Committee and vice chair of the Transportation Committee. Scott was born in Barre, Vermont and is a graduate of Spaulding High School and the University of Vermont. Scott is a co-owner of DuBois Construction Inc. in Middlesex, and is also known as the "Flying Senator" to racing fans of Barre's Thunder Road International Speedbowl, where he races Thursday nights throughout the summer.

Phil Scott receives Governor's Award

Senator Phil Scott accepts 2010 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence for his Wheels for Warmth program from the Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Jonathan Woods.
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