DPW Scrap Tire Drop-Off 2022

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Drop Off Old Tires at Residential Scrap Tire Drop-off Event Saturday, Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Baltimore City residents will have an opportunity to get rid of old and unwanted tires at the Residential Scrap Tire Drop-off Event scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will host the Residential Scrap Tire Drop-Off Event in partnership with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Maryland Environmental Service (MES).

This event is intended to provide a free, responsible disposal alternative for residents who have accumulated a small number of scrap tires.

For this Scrap-Tire Drop-off Event:

  • Residents can make one trip to the DPW Property Management Facility, which is located at 115 S. Kresson Street, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Residents can drop off up to 10 tires, without rims
  • Only small truck and passenger car tires will be accepted; no commercial tires are allowed. The tires will be collected from each vehicle that enters the facility
  • Commercial haulers or generators of scrap tires will not be permitted

Scrap tires collected during the event will be transported by licensed scrap tire haulers to licensed facilities for recycling or disposal.

According to MDE, a scrap tire is a tire that can no longer be used for its original purpose. These tires, because of their size, shape and associated environmental hazards, present both difficult and costly disposal and recycling challenges for the entities responsible for overseeing their management.

This event is made possible by the State Used Tire Clean-Up and Recycling Fund, which is paid for by the $0.80 recycling fee on the sale of a new tire. MDE-MES may use the fund for projects to reduce, recover, and recycle scrap tires in Maryland. Recycled tires can be repurposed as playground cover, rubberized asphalt, wastewater treatment filters, garden mulch, building materials, erosion control, and can even be used as an alternative fuel.

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