Tire Round-Up is Aug. 17

The Streets De­part­ment will hold its 2013 Tire Round-Up Pro­gram on Sat­urday, Aug. 17. Par­ti­cipants may drop off il­leg­ally dis­carded tires at Tor­res­dale Av­en­ue and Ash­burn­er Street or at Pen­n­way Street and St. Vin­cent Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Only Block Cap­tains, or­gan­ized com­munity/civic or­gan­iz­a­tions, Town Watch or­gan­iz­a­tions, and Part­ner­ship Re­cyc­ling Groups who have re­gistered for the Tire Round-Up Pro­gram and have re­ceived an ID num­ber are eli­gible for par­ti­cip­a­tion.

Since the in­cep­tion of the pro­gram in 1995, re­gistered par­ti­cipants have col­lec­ted ap­prox­im­ately 168,085 tires.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the pro­gram serves as an op­por­tun­ity for block clubs and com­munity groups to earn money for their treas­ur­ies to help with clean­ing and beau­ti­fic­a­tion pro­jects. Re­gistered par­ti­cipants are offered a “tire bounty” of 50 cents 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.

The first 10 re­gistered par­ti­cipants to drop off tires at each site will re­ceive Tire Round-Up T-shirts. For more in­form­a­tion re­gard­ing the pro­gram, call 215-685-3981.

Tires from auto re­pair shops, mech­an­ic shops, car deal­ers and private stor­age lots are re­quired to be dis­posed of by the mer­chant, for a fee. These tires will not be ac­cep­ted at the drop-off sites. ••

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