The Tire Round-Up Program Returns with COVID Protocols in Place
Kickoff is Saturday, June 26
PHILADELPHIA – The Streets Department is proud to announce the return of the Tire Round-Up Program. The program serves as one of several Streets Department programs to support the vision for a more beautiful and cleaner Philadelphia. The six-week program will take place on the following Saturdays: June 26, July 10, 17, 24 and August 7 and 14. The hours of operations will be from 9a to 3p each Saturday.
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 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. Last year’s program was cancelled due to the pandemic and Stay-at-Home Orders. With the success of the Philly Spring Cleanup the Streets Department looks to continue reengaging city residents in a COVID-conscious citywide cleaning effort.