Got old tires? We’ll take them

Kentucky residents, farmers and businesses who generate less than five percent of their revenues from tire sales can drop off unwanted tires for free Nov. 4 – 6 at the city’s old landfill pad at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. Please enter the site through the front gates. You do not need to reside within Fayette County to participate.

“We are pleased to offer this free opportunity to properly dispose of tires through a partnership with the state,” said Tracey Thurman, Director of Lexington’s Division of Waste Management. “The thousands of tires collected will be recycled into useful products such as recycled asphalt pavement, speed bumps, tire derived fuel and more.”

The following businesses cannot participate in the event: tire retailers, scrap metal dealers, salvage yards or recycling businesses. Those with loads of 100 or more tires are required to bring assistance for unloading. Scavenging is not allowed.

Event hours are:

  • Thursday, Nov. 4, from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 5, from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. – noon

Accepted tires: tires on or off rim including farm equipment, bicycle, motorcycle, go-cart, ATV, tractor, truck and passenger tires.

Not accepted at collection event: Large off-the-road tires, tracks, sheet rubber, solid, filled tires or tires with a bead greater than 1 ¾ inch.

The Waste Tire Collection Program is sponsored by the Kentucky Division of Waste Management and Lexington’s Division of Waste Management.

Fayette County residents who receive city waste service can dispose of up to four off-the-rim automobile tires per week at no charge through the curbside collection program.

For more information, please call LexCall 3-1-1 at (859) 425-2255.

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