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Tire Round-up Program

Partnering with community groups to remove illegally discarded tires from public spaces.

About

The Tire Round-up Program is a partnership between the City, block captains, and community groups. Each summer, registered groups collect and drop off illegally discarded tires to earn funds for neighborhood beautification projects.

Collecting and properly disposing of tires helps:

  • Keep our neighborhoods clean.
  • Remove unsightly and potentially hazardous material.
  • Protect our public health and natural environment.

Block captains and community groups must register with the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) to take part in this program.

PMBC reimburses registered groups 50 cents for each illegally discarded tire they bring to a drop-off site. The tire drop-off limit is 1,000 tires per group.

Connect

Address
2601 W. Glenwood Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Email tireroundup@phila.gov

Eligibility

The Tire Round-up Program is open to community groups, such as:

  • PMBC-organized block clubs
  • Recycling groups
  • Park Friends groups
  • Organized community/civic groups
  • Neighborhood advisory committees
  • Town Watch organizations
  • Other organized groups recognized by the Department of Streets

We limit registration to the first 150 eligible community groups each year.

Individuals who want to dispose of tires can drop them off at a sanitation convenience center. You can drop off four tires per visit. If you see illegally discarded tires, you can report illegal dumping.

How to register

1
Identify a Tire Round-up coordinator within your group.
2
Call PMBC at (215) 685-3981 to request an agreement form.
3
Complete the agreement form.

Fill out and email the form to tireroundup@phila.gov to register. You must include proof of your group’s federal tax ID number and designation as a 501(c)(3) as part of registration.

4
PMBC will notify you if you can participate.

PMBC will verify your eligibility, give you an identification number, and provide a list of drop-off locations and hours of operation.

How the program works

Rules

  • PMBC will only reimburse community groups that registered in advance.
  • PMBC will only reimburse your group for illegally discarded tires. Donated tires from other sources are not allowed. Business owners must pay a fee for private disposal. We will disqualify your group from the program if you drop off tires from locations like:
    • Auto repair shops.
    • Car dealers.
    • Mechanic shops.
    • Private storage lots.
  • You must bring illegally discarded tires to an official drop-off site on the stated collection dates.
  • You must provide your registered identification number to drop off tires. If you forget your ID number, we will take as much identifying information as possible at the site. We cannot guarantee reimbursement unless we can find and verify the ID number.

Reimbursements

At the end of each summer’s Tire Round-up Program, the Department of Streets will reconcile all accounts. Once this happens, each participant will be issued a check based on the number of eligible tires dropped off under its group’s identification number.

We limit total reimbursement for any one group to not more than $500 each year.

 

2021 tire drop-off dates and locations

All event dates are Saturdays. Sites are open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the date specified.
Date Drop-off location
June 26 Torresdale Ave. and Ashburner St. (Map)
June 26 Pennway St. and St. Vincent St. (Map)
July 10 Palethorp St. and Ashdale St. (Map)
July 10 Delaware Ave. and Wheatsheaf Ln. (Map)
July 17 3rd St. and Allegheny Ave. (Map)
July 17 26th St. and Sedgley St. (Map)
July 24 48th St. and Parkside Ave. (Map)
July 24 51st St. and Woodland Ave. (Map)
August 7 18th St. and Windrim Ave. (Map)
August 7 21st St. and Godfrey Ave. (Map)
August 14 4th St. and Washington Ave. (Map)
August 14 25th St. and Washington Ave. (Map)

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