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. ••