The Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Waste Tire Amnesty Program helps 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 useful products such as tire-derived fuel or crumb rubber.
This year’s fall waste tire amnesties began Sept. 6 in the Bluegrass Area Development District counties and have been completed in Powell, Franklin, Estill, Woodford, Madison, Anderson, Scott, Mercer, Bourbon, Jessamine, Clark and Garrard counties.
Remaining 2012 Fall Waste Tire Amnesty Dates
|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, Recycling Assistance Section Supervisor
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