Montgomery County Residents Can Cash In Used Tires

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.

Montgomery County Tire Buyback
Montgomery County Solid Waste District Transfer and Recycling Facility
1001 Encrete Lane
Moraine, OH 45439
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.

The 2013 Montgomery County Tire Buyback was 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 tire buyback programs after the Montgomery County, Ohio Tire Buyback Event.