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Two Free Tire Amnesty Events

Thursday October 20, 2011

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (October 21, 2011) – Two upcoming tire amnesty events will provide private citizens and some businesses the opportunity to dispose of tires free of charge. The program is sponsored by the State Division of Waste Management in cooperation with Louisville Metro Public Works’ Division of Solid Waste Management.

Waste tires are collected and recycled to become products such as tire-derived fuel or crumb rubber mulch.

WHEN: October 28th- 29th and November 4th-5th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Tires may be dropped off any of these locations

--636 Meriwether Avenue (Louisville Metro Solid Waste Management) For small loads of less than 50 tire

--595 Hubbard’s Lane (Louisville Metro Public Works Yard) For small loads of less than 50 tires

--1032 Phillips Lane (across from the Kentucky Exposition Center) For all size loads

--14201 Bohannon Avenue (Liberty Tire Recycling Center) For all size loads


Out of state tires will not be accepted

Tires will be accepted from:


Farmers & Landowners

Service Stations with less than 5% of their revenue from the sale of new retail motor vehicle tires

Auto Body Shops

Trucking & delivery companies

Tires will not be accepted from:

Tire Retailers

Motor vehicle salvage yards

Farm Equipment Dealers

Types of tires accepted:

Passenger car tires

Light truck tires

Truck Tires (up to 11 by 20)
 Farm Equipment Tires

Types of tires not accepted:

Off- Road Tires

Foam filled tires

Solid tires with pressed on rims

The Waste Tire Amnesty Program is financed by the Waste Tire Trust Fund, authorized by the 1998 General Assembly and extended in 2002 and 2006. Money comes from a $1 fee on each new replacement motor vehicle tire sold.