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Scrap Tire collection event rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24 

Nov 20th, 2023

Posted in: Public NoticePress ReleaseTrash and Garbage

PRESS ALERT: Due to the threat of severe weather, this weekend’s Scrap Tire Amnesty Day event has been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. All other details will remain the same. Please see the revised press release below. Any coverage of the date change would be greatly appreciated.  

- December 7, 2023 –  

Scrap Tire collection event rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24 

Mobile, Ala. — The City of Mobile and its non-profit partners will host a Scrap Tire Amnesty Day on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, to give Mobilians an easy way to dispose of old and unwanted tires at no cost. 

According to the Scrap Tire Management Council, an average of one scrap tire is created annually for each U.S. motorist on the nation's roadways. That means tens of thousands of scrap tires are being created annually in the City of Mobile. With so many motorists, disposing of tires properly is very important to protect the local environment and keep our community clean.  

"We want to make it easy for Mobilians to do the right thing," Mayor Sandy Stimpson said. "This event allows residents to dispose of unwanted scrap tires responsibly. I want to thank our staff and the volunteers from Osprey Initiative and the Student Conservation Association, who are making this upcoming event possible."  

Scrap tires that are improperly disposed of or dumped can lead to environmental degradation and potentially create additional breeding habitats for mosquitoes and other pests. Volunteer cleanup organizers and litter crews regularly encounter them in the community. The event on Feb. 24 aims to prevent future illegal dumping.  

Volunteers from Osprey Initiative and the Student Conservation Association, Inc. will work alongside City of Mobile employees to collect scrap tires at three drop-off locations from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24. City of Mobile residents can bring four tires per person to any drop-off location free of charge. You can find details about all three drop-off locations below:  

Baumhauer-Randle Park  

1909 Duval St., Mobile, AL 36606  

Osprey Initiative  

Medal of Honor Park  

1711 Hillcrest Rd., Mobile, AL 36609  

The Student Conservation Association, Inc.  

City of Mobile Recycling Center  

4851 Museum Dr., Mobile, AL 36608  

Osprey Initiative