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The Journal Gazette

Monday, October 02, 2017 9:09 am

Tire Amnesty Day

Annual Event on Saturday, October 7th

The following was released on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 by Allen County Solid Waste District:

The Allen County Solid Waste Management District’s annual Tire Amnesty Day will take place on Saturday, October 7th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Citilink building at 801 Leesburg Road, Fort Wayne.  This event is only open to Allen County residents.   

Car, truck and bike tires are accepted with a limit of 12 tires per resident.  All tires must be de-rimmed and dry with no debris.  Tractor or Semi tires over 53” and tires from businesses are not accepted. 


First 4 tires ………….$1.00

Tires 5-8 …………….$2.00 per tire

Tires 9-12 …………...$10.00 per tire 

Participants may print off & fill out the registration form ahead of time at Forms will also be available on-site at the event. 

Tires collected at Tire Amnesty Day will be recycled into usable products such as garden hoses, rubberized asphalt and playground cover.  In 2016, over 1600 tires were successfully collected during this one day event. 

Neighborhood associations must register prior to the event.  For additional information, please contact the District at 449.7878 or visit