2017 Tire Amnesty
Tires are a staple of modern society, however it has become one of our largest solid waste headaches. This nuisance extends especially to our roadside ditches. Violators “fly dump” their unwanted tires, creating breeding grounds for mosquitoes, flooding and maintenance concerns for the Road District, not to mention an unsightly landscape. In response, we created a tire amnesty program several years ago and it has become a well-attended and anticipated event. Early each spring on selected Saturdays anyone living in Palatine Township can drop off their used tires at our yard. If you are a resident of Palatine Township, stop by and drop off your old tires at the Road District Garage, located at: 530 N. Smith Street, Palatine. Once again centered around Earth Day, the tire amnesty program will be from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday April 15, 2017 and Saturday April 22, 2017. No tires over 16″ in diameter or from commercial vendors will be accepted.