Tire Amnesty Days Sceduled for Clermont & Adams Counties

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The Adams Clermont Solid Waste District will hold free Tire Amnesty Days at locations in Adams and Clermont Counties, including:

  1. September 10, 8 am to 3 pm at 3347 U.S. 50, 0.2 of a mile east of Aber Road. (This is not the Township Hall/Fire Department)
  2. October 8, 9 am to 4 pm at Adams Waste & Recycling, 95 Trefz Rd., West Union, OH.

This event is to help clean up scrap tires in the community and may be the last free opportunity to do so.  Businesses and individuals who generate tires as part of their normal course of business are not eligible as this is not a program to subsidize used tire shops and trucking companies.  Tires on rims and agricultural tires will be accepted.  Questions? Call 513.732.7745.

Why Proper Disposal is Important

Not only do they look bad, but scrap tires can pose a health and safety risk by acting as breeding grounds for mosquitoes and vermin. If left in the environment for long periods of time, orphan tires can leach toxic chemicals, such as zinc, heavy metals, vulcanization and rubber chemicals into ground and surface waters. Municipal solid waste landfills won’t collect tires on trash routes and can’t accept them at their landfills. Dumping scrap tires over the hillside or on the side of the road is illegal and harmful to the environment.

Bringing your scrap tires to the Tire Amnesty Day will allow them to be recycled and turned into valuable goods such as door mats, safety mulch, rubberized asphalt, railroad ties, and tire derived fuel.

Some Interesting Facts

Environmental concerns center on the highly toxic additives used in their manufacture, such as zinc, chromium, lead, copper, cadmium and sulphur.

  • Half of tires are burned as tire derived fuel which can lead to poor air quality. Cement kilns are the biggest user.

  • Tires produce the same amount of energy as oil and 25% more energy than coal;

  • The ash residues from tire derived fuel may contain a lower heavy metals content than some coals

  • Results in lower NOx emissions when compared to many US coals, particularly the high-sulfur coal.

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