Annual Tire Buyback Event Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

DAYTON, Ohio (July 28, 2020) – The Montgomery County Solid Waste District, a division of Environmental Services, will not hold its annual Tire Buyback event this year due to Coronavirus concerns.

This year would have been the eighth Tire Buyback, which is a well-attended event that incentivizes residents to turn in scrap, discarded or old tires. Residents receive $2 per tire in cash with a maximum of 10 tires per vehicle. The tires are then properly recycled.

“This program is an excellent way for residents to help combat illegal scrap tire hauling and dumping, while also making Montgomery County a better and cleaner place to live,” said Judy Dodge, Montgomery County Commission President. “We are disappointed we cannot hold the event this year but the safety of our community and employees is our highest priority. I would like to thank all past participants for their interest in the program each year, and hopefully we can host the Tire Buyback next year.”

The program is a collaborative effort between Montgomery County Environmental Services, the City of
Moraine, the City of Dayton, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio EPA, and Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County. At the 2019 event, the Solid Waste District collected 14,421 tires. In the past seven years, more than 100,000 tires were collected.

Although there will be no 2020 event, residents are encouraged to bring up to 10 scrap tires each year to the Montgomery County Transfer & Recycling Facility. The tires will be recycled at no charge. Only passenger car and pick-up truck tires are accepted, and they may either be on or off their rim.

Ohio Law prohibits anyone from hauling more than 10 tires without a hauling license. Contact the local health department at 937-225-4427 for more information on scrap tire hauling requirements. Proof of residency is required for free disposal. All tires in excess of the 10 free tires will be charged at the current disposal rate, which is currently $170 per ton for county residents.

About Montgomery County Environmental Services
Montgomery County Environmental Services provides water and water reclamation (sewer) services to 80,000 customers, and solid waste and recycling services to 525,000 citizens in Montgomery County, Ohio. The department offers educational outreach programs for local schools, communities, and businesses that want to learn more about conservation and sustainability in the Miami Valley region. For more information, visit www.mcohio.org/departments/environmental_services/, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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