Tire Round-Up Program to Begin on July 20th — Earn $$

Tires at J & Lycoming Streets in Juniata


The Streets Department announced the return of the Tire Round-Up Program.  The six-week program will take place on the following Saturdays: July 20 and 27, August 3, 10, 17 and 24. The hours of operations will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Registered participants are offered a “tire bounty” of $.50 for each illegally discarded tire they collect and drop off at one of the designated sites around the city. The tire drop-off limit is 1,000 tires per group. Reimbursement is limited to up to $500 per registered participant. Participants are urged to use their proceeds from the Tire Round-Up Program for worthwhile community projects. The deadline to register is July 12, 2019.

The Tire Round-Up Program is an excellent opportunity for block clubs and community groups to raise funds and at the same time participate in neighborhood clean-ups and beautification efforts. To participate in the program, residents must register with the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) at 215-685-3981. Only registered Block Captains, organized community/civic organizations, Town Watch organizations, and Partnership Recycling Groups are eligible to participate in the Tire Round-Up Program. 

The Program was developed by the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division to address the serious problem of illegally discarded tires in Philadelphia. The program serves as one of several Streets Department programs to support the vision for a cleaner Philadelphia. Since the inception of the program in 1995, registered participants have collected over 250,000 illegally discarded tires.

Piles of tires pose both a fire and health risk, as they are highly combustible and provide breeding grounds for rodents and mosquitoes. By collecting illegally discarded tires and properly disposing of them, participants help to eliminate the health risk and reduce the amount of materials that contribute to the deteriorating conditions of our city neighborhoods.

Tires from auto repair shops, mechanic shops, car dealers and private storage lots are required to be disposed of by the merchant for a fee.  These tires will not be accepted at the drop off sites. For information on Streets Department services, please call the Streets Department’s Customer Affairs Unit at 215-686-5560.  For all City services, please call 3-1-1.

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