There are millions of retired tires in the United States. When tires are not properly managed, they represent an environmental health and safety issue. Tires can accumulate rain water, creating an ideal environment for mosquitoes and other pests. Tires have approximately one quart of crude oil as part of their construction. When tires catch fire, they release toxic gases and are extremely difficult to extinguish.
Reuse and recycling of used and retired tires provides environmental and economic benefits. They can be used for the construction of football fields, playgrounds, asphalt, etc. Tires can be used as fuel as they contain crude oil, making them valuable for reuse.
GREEN YOUR ROUTINE by helping us to collect and properly dispose of residential vehicle and light duty truck tires. This is how it works:
1. On garbage collection days, place up to two passenger or light truck tires (up to 20 inches), with or without rims, on the ground next to your black garbage cart before 7:00 a.m. Do not place on or in your cart.
2. When the garbage collection driver spots your tires, a work order will be created and your tires will be collected within 24 hours.
3. A driver in a pick-up truck will remove your tires for environmentally responsible disposal.
4. As an alternative, tire collection services are available by calling our 24-hour Customer Service Center at (954) 828-8000 or by submitting a service request on the City's Lauderserv app at fortlauderdale.gov/lauderserv.
* This service is available for up to four tires per household per year.
Give tires a new life!