The illegal dumping of tires is an issue in Fulton County. In a recent case, more than 1,000 tires were dumped behind a subdivision.
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Dump old car tires for free this spring at these Atlanta locations

A citywide scrap tire drive is scheduled to kick off in Atlanta on Saturday. It will run through April 28.

The illegal dumping of tires is an issue in Fulton County. In a recent case, more than 1,000 tires were dumped behind a Union City subdivision

Members of the Atlanta City Council host two scrap tire drives — in the spring and fall — annually. The Department of Public Works collects an estimated 1,200 tires from the roadside every month, according to a Thursday press release. 

Several areas of Atlanta have been identified for high occurrences of illegal tire dumping, as indicated by the map. 
Photo: City of Atlanta

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There is no charge for Atlanta residents to turn in an unlimited amount of tires during the event. Only car tires and light-duty truck tires, which must be free of rims, will be accepted. 

Dates and locations for the Spring 2018 Scrap Tire Drive are as follows:

• March 24: Center for Hard to Recycle Materials*, 1110 Hill St. SE, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

• March 31: CHaRM, 1110 Hill St. SE, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

• April 14: C.T. Martin Natatorium, 3201 MLK Jr. Drive NW, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

• April 19–21: Hartsfield Incinerator Facility, 2715 James Jackson Parkway NW, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

• April 21: CHaRM, 1110 Hill St. SE, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

• April 21: The Mall West End, 850 Oak St. SW, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

• April 21: Greenbriar Mall, 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

• April 28: Future Zone 3 Precinct, 2353 Metropolitan Parkway SW, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 

*During non-amnesty event times, CHaRM accepts tires and allows each resident to donate two tires for free. There is a $2 charge per additional tire.


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Residents in the area say they are concerned the tires are an environmental and health hazard.

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