Tire Recycling Collection

Posted by: Sarah Shea on April 4, 2017

Tired of the Buzz?  Drive Mosquitoes Away by Recycling Scrap Auto Tires

Tire Recycling Collection

Saturday, April 29th
Allegheny County Health Department Offices – Lawrenceville
9am to 2pm
Tire Event Flyer

Free collection of car tires off rims (no commercial tires or tires on rims accepted) for the residents of Allegheny County.

Resides of Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, the Strip District and Polish Hill can call for curbside pick up of tires.


The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC), and the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works will be hosting a one day tire collection event this Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free collection will take place at the Health Department’s Clack Center located at the corner of Penn Avenue and 39th Street in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh.

Residents of Allegheny County are encouraged to bring their scrap tires, off rims only, to the collection site.  Residents in the neighborhoods of Lawrenceville, Polish Hill, Bloomfield, and the Strip District who are unable to bring tires to the collection site will have the opportunity to schedule a curbside pickup of their tires.  Only tires off rim will be accepted at the drop off and be eligible for curbside pickup.

Mosquitoes pose a concern because they can transmit diseases such as West Nile and Zika to individuals and domestic animals. The best way to control mosquitoes is to eliminate their breeding sites. The tire collection event is being offered because scrap automobile tires are an excellent breeding site. The stagnant water in a single tire can produce thousands of mosquitoes in one season.  In addition to removing scrap tires, ACHD encourages residents to eliminate any other water-holding items on their property.

The collection event can accept 500 tires, so individuals wishing to drop off tires are encouraged to do so early.  A second tire collection event is also scheduled in Stanton Heights for May 20th.

For more details on the tire collection event or to schedule a curbside pick-up please call PRC at (412) 773.7156.

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