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    Where Can I (Wednesday)… Discard Used Tires? (Streets Dept Tire Program)

    where can you dispose of used tires in philadelphia?Tires are an expensive necessity for your car, as well as a difficult item to dispose of.  Where can you drop off those rubber donuts when you’ve wore off their tread?

    • Check with your auto center to see if they recycle or dispose of tires. If they discard them, request to take them back (so you can recycle them.)
    • You can drop off used tires at any of the Philadelphia Sanitation Centers Monday through Saturday, 8 AM to 6 PM.  There’s no charge, but there is a maximum of 2 tires per visit. (The yards are located at 3033 S 63rd St; 300 Domino Lane near Umbria St & State Rd & Ashburner St.)
    • Residents of Cheltenham Township can drop off used tires at their Recycling Drop Off Center (8101 Old York Road, Elkins Park PA)
    • Sick of seeing random tires on the streets & abandoned lots? Philadelphia Street Department is kicking off their Tire Round-Up Program! (Details below.)

    The Tire Round Up Program will allow Block Captains, Community/civic/town watch organizations & Partnership Recycling Groups to recycle illegally used tires. Registered participants receive a “bounty” of $.50 for illegally discarded tired they collect and drop off to designated sites (max $500/resident).   Collections will take place on Saturdays from July 21 through August 25th from 9 AM through 3 PM. To register for the program, call Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) at 215-685-3981, but you MUST register by Friday, July 6th.

    Since the program began in 1995, the city has collected around 240,000 tires. Tires from auto repair shops, mechanic shops, car dealers & private storage will NOT be accepted at drop off sites.

     

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    Julie Hancher

    About Julie Hancher

    Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake.

    Your thoughts . . .

    • 2 quick tips on collecting tires around the city – if you’re friends with a runner, ask that person to keep an eye out for loads of tires dumped around the city. You can also probably get a local box truck company to donate the truck for a few hours for free.

      Second – ask local businesses to match your tire count. Even if they can match a five cents for every tire you collect, it’ll help get more funds to clean up your city block or a charity you’re working for in the tire roundup.

    • Thanks Adam! Great tips!