On Sept. 20, Montgomery County Environmental Services will host its third Tire Buyback Event. Residents can earn $2 for every scrap/used tire they bring, up to a maximum of 10 tires per vehicle.
Montgomery County Tire Buyback
Montgomery County Solid Waste District
Transfer and Recycling Facility
1001 Encrete Lane
Moraine, OH 45439
Sunday, September 20, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 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.
“We collected more than 18,000 tires at last year’s event, making it another huge success,” said Montgomery County Commission President Debbie Lieberman. “That translates to 213 tons of tires that will no longer pollute our communities and our waterways, and will instead be reused and recycled by manufacturers.”
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.)
The 2013 Montgomery County Tire Buyback has been recognized for its innovation and community impact with a Gold Excellence Award from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and a 2014 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). Municipalities across the country have modeled their tier buyback programs after the Montgomery County, Ohio Tire Buyback Event.
In 2014, Montgomery County collected more than 18,000 tires, weighing 213 tons. Approximately 1,900 cars passed through the event.