Tires can be a costly and inconvenient item for Omaha citizens to dispose, leaving many tires improperly dumped. This event allows citizens to recycle their tires for free, minimizing illegal dumping in our city. After two successful tire recycling events in the fall of 2016, we are pleased to report that 8,258 tires (98.51 tons) were diverted from the landfill. That's equivalent to the weight of 20 elephants! These tires were recycled into a material to line septic systems.
The next tire recycling opportunity will be during the 2017 Omaha Spring Cleanup. Dates, times and locations can be found at wasteline.org/cleanup.
Sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality & City of Omaha Public Works Department