COVINGTON, KY – Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties are collaborating with the Cabinet for Energy & Environment to host three upcoming free residential tire disposal events throughout the month of August.
The free residential tire disposal program occurs once every three years, providing residents in the area the opportunity to properly dispose of unwanted tires.
County residents may bring an unlimited number of tires to specific locations in August for free disposal. Tires on and off of the rims will be accepted. It is recommended that residents bring help to unload loads of six or more tires.
Residential tire disposal event locations include:
- Campbell County: August 10, 11 and 12 – Thursday and Friday hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to noon. Residents should bring tires to the State Highway Facility at the 1175 Racetrack Rd. in Alexandria. To learn more, please call Campbell County Solid Waste 859-547-1866 or visit their website by clicking here.
- Boone County: August 17, 18, and 19 – Thursday and Friday hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to noon. Residents should bring tires to the Boone County Public Works Yard at 5645 Idlewild Rd., Burlington or the Bavarian Landfill at 12764 McCoys Fork Rd, Walton. To learn more, please call Boone County Solid Waste Coordinator, Kelly Bowlin at 859-334-3629 or visit their website by clicking here.
- Kenton County: August 24, 25, and 26 – Thursday and Friday hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to noon. Residents should bring tires to the Kentucky State Highway Facility at 3L Highway (3923 Highway 17, Covington, KY 41011). To learn more, please call Solid Waste Coordinator Adam Dunn at 859-392-1920 or visit their website by clicking here.
It is important to note that tire retailers, tire dealers, junk yards and garages are prohibited from participating.
The program will not accept foam filled tires, off-road construction tires, equipment tires, solid tires with pressed-on rims, tires larger than tractor size, tires with a bead greater than 1.75 inches, or tires without tracks or sheet rubber. Additionally, tires without solid, calcium or fill will not be accepted.
Residents who are unsure if their tires are acceptable for the program should contact their county’s Solid Waste Coordinator for more information.