A scrap tire collection event will be held Saturday, April 30 at ReWorks’ Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center from 9 to 11 a.m. Summit County residents are invited to drop off unwanted passenger car and light truck sized tires for a small cash fee of only $1 per tire. There is a limit of 10 tires per vehicle.
The collected tires are reused as the base of innovative, eco-friendly products and are diverted from local landfills. Scrap tires are processed and refined by size-reduction techniques to produce crumb rubber that is an ideal raw material for a wide variety of applications, including molded rubber goods and adhesives.
Larger sizes are used for civil engineering applications as a substitute for stone aggregates, or as fuel to power kilns, mills and power plants. Smaller sizes are incorporated into a number of industrial, athletic fields, paving and landscaping applications, among others.
The event is for Summit County residents only. No household hazardous waste will be collected at this event. A voucher for $1-off the cash fee is available at summitreworks.com/tires .
If you are unable to attend this event, scrap tires will be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Recycling Center during regular hours of operation. The HHW Recycling Center, located at 1201 Graham Road in Stow, opens for the 2016 season on June 2.
Hours of operation are Thursdays between 2 and 7 p.m. June through September. Alternately, scrap tires are accepted at Lightner Tire in Akron. Call them directly at (330) 724-7436 for information.
ReWorks is Summit County’s Solid Waste Management Authority. ReWorks provides solutions and leadership to empower Summit County residents, institutions and businesses to develop and utilize environmentally sound, cost-effective recycling and waste management strategies. For info, visit summitreworks.com.