By Jim Donovan: Does your community group or neighborhood organization need some cash? I think I can safely say the answer is probably YES! Well now you may be able to boost your group’s bank account by taking part in the Philadelphia Tire Round-Up Program.

The Tire Round-Up Program was developed by the Sanitation Division of the Streets Department to address the serious problem of illegally discarded tires in Philadelphia. It also serves as an opportunity for block clubs and community groups to earn money for their treasury to help with cleaning and beautification projects. Registered
participants are offered a “tire bounty” of $.50 for each illegally discarded tire they collect and drop off at one of the designated sites around the city. The tire drop-off limit is 1,000 tires per
group. Reimbursement is limited to up to $500 per registered participant.

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The next scheduled Tire Round-Up drop off day is this Saturday, August 6. The drop off locations for this Saturday only are
25th Street & Washington Avenue and 4th Street & Washington Avenue
The hours of operations will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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For more information regarding the Tire Round-Up Program and to learn how to register your group, contact the Streets Department’s Customer Affairs Unit at (215) 686-5560.

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Since the inception of the program in 1995, registered participants have collected approximately 222,042 tires. By the way, tires from auto repair shops, mechanic shops, car dealers and private storage lots are required to be disposed of by the merchant, for a fee. These tires will not be accepted at the drop-off