The Waste Tire Amnesty Program is an ongoing effort led by the Kentucky Division of Waste Management to rid Kentucky’s landscape of waste tires. Through this program, individuals can drop off their unwanted tires at a location within their county, free of charge, during the amnesty period. The tires are recycled through “beneficial end use” markets to become products such as tire-derived fuel or crumb rubber. The program was originally designed as a one-time offer to citizens, but the success of the tire amnesty resulted in the 2002 Kentucky General Assembly authorizing its continuation. In the spring, waste tire amnesties were held in the Barren River, Pennyrile and Green River Area Development Districts.
The 2012 fall waste tire amnesties will be held in the Bluegrass Area Development District counties beginning Thursday, Sept. 6.
2012 Fall Waste Tire Amnesty Dates
|Sept. 6-8||Powell and Franklin|
|Sept. 13-15||Estill and Woodford|
|Sept. 20-22||Madison and Anderson|
|Sept. 27-29||Scott and Mercer|
|Oct. 4-6||Bourbon and Jessamine|
|Oct. 11-13||Clark and Garrard|
|Oct. 18-20||Harrison and Boyle|
|Oct. 25-27||Nicholas and Lincoln|
Download the 2012 fall waste tire amnesty schedule. Refer to this schedule for event locations and contact your local solid waste coordinator for hours of operation.
To date, tire amnesty is responsible for the proper disposal of more than 19 million waste tires. The Commonwealth has also developed an important end-use market with Owensboro Municipal Utilities to burn waste tires as fuel.
For more information on the Waste Tire Amnesty Program, contact:
Rick Solomon, Acting Branch Manager
Recycling and Local Assistance Branch
Kentucky Division of Waste Management
200 Fair Oaks Lane, 2nd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-564-6716, ext. 4642