Fayette County

Free tire disposal offered through state, Lexington partnership


Residents, farmers and qualifying businesses in Kentucky will be able to dispose of old tires for free Thursday through Saturday, according to the Kentucky Division of Waste Management.

The "tire roundup" will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the landfill at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike, according to a news release from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management.

"Improperly disposed tires are unsightly, serve as a breeding ground for insects and pollute our land and water," said Tracey Thurman, director of Lexington's Division of Waste Management. The event is a partnership between the city and the state.

Tires accepted at the event include those from passenger vehicles, agriculture equipment, ATVs, bicycles and more. Large off-road, calcium-filled, sheet-rubber and backhoe tires won't be accepted.

Tire retailers may not participate in the roundup, but businesses that generate less than 5 percent of their revenue from tire sales are eligible, according to the release.

Fayette County residents using city garbage services can get free curbside collection of as many as four off-the-rim passenger tires each month, according to the news release. Anyone using the curbside pickup should call 311 or (859) 425-2255 to request it.