Next Event: Fall 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Walker County Landfill (5120 N Marble Top Road, Chickamauga)
Thank you to our community partners who helped with the April 27, 2019 event: City of Rossville, Chattanooga Valley Lions Club, Wilson Road Neighborhood Group and Boy Scout Troop 316.
Throughout the day, 629 residents brought loads of tires to the landfill, many coming from Rossville, Chickamauga and LaFayette.
Paine Gily, Landfill Director, made a final count and discovered the landfill collected 8,933 tires during our latest event. The final tally set a record and topped last year’s event by 2,192 tires. “This tire amnesty day was a great example of the community coming together for the environmental and health benefits of the county,” said Gily.
During the amnesty event, car and light truck tires with wheel sizes 20 inches or less will be accepted, as well as ATV (all-terrain vehicle) tires. Tires must be dismounted from wheels and free of mud and debris. Tires with rims and large truck, tractor or heavy equipment tires are not eligible for amnesty.
Retire Your Tires Amnesty Day is only for residents, not for commercial businesses. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or current utility bill, will be required to dispose of tires for free during the amnesty event. Those participating will also be required to unload their own tires and adhere to a limit of 25 tires per vehicle.