In an effort to reduce blight, the City of Flint and Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission are hosting a Tire Buyback Event Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Environmental Rubber Recycling, 6515 N. Dort Highway.
“Blight removal reduces crime and makes our neighborhoods safer, healthier places for our children to grow up,” Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “By properly disposing of tires and taking advantage of recycling opportunities like this one, we can all play a role in improving the quality of life throughout our city. When it comes to blight, small actions can have big impacts, and we applaud residents and all of our partners who are participating in this effort.”
Flint residents will receive $1 per tire up to a maximum of 25 tires, or $25 per load of 25 tires or more. Participants must show proof of city of Flint residency.
Only auto and light truck tires will be accepted. This tire disposal event is for residential use only; no commercial vehicles are allowed.
For more information, contact the Blight Elimination Division at (810) 237-2090 or the Waste Services Coordinator at (810) 766-7135 ext. 2605.