Montgomery County Residents Will Cash in Used Tires

Tire Buyback Event Promotes Recycling, Litter Prevention,

and Community Beautification

Dayton, Ohio (September 19, 2016) – On Sept. 25, 2016, Montgomery County Environmental Services will host its fourth Tire Buyback event. Residents can earn $2 for every scrap/used tire they bring, up to a maximum of 10 tires per vehicle.

What: Montgomery County Tire Buyback

Where: Montgomery County Solid Waste District

Transfer and Recycling Facility

1001 Encrete Lane

Moraine, OH 45439

When: Sunday, September 25, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Scrap tires can create health and safety hazards, pollute the environment, and become neighborhood eyesores if they are not properly stored or discarded.

“Our Tire Buyback rewards citizens for taking the time to remove scrap tires and beautify their community, and it reduces the cost to our local jurisdictions, who are often on the hook to clean up illegal dump sites,” said Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge.

All tires collected at the event will be shredded and recycled, and then used to make playground mulch, landfill liner and other materials.

This event is open to all Montgomery County residents, and identification will be required to confirm residency. Participants will be paid $2 per tire in cash, up to a maximum of 10 tires per vehicle. Only passenger vehicle tires will be accepted – no farm tires, tractor tires or oversized tires. (Please note that hauling more than 10 tires at a time without an appropriate state registration is a felony.)

In 2015, Montgomery County collected 16,463 tires, weighing approximately 191 tons. Approximately 1,600 cars passed through the event. Since the buyback was implemented, the Solid Waste District has seen an 18 percent reduction in scrap tires processing receipts, and the City of Dayton has seen a 53 percent reduction in monthly scrap tire collection costs.