What qualifies for payment?
What does not qualify?
Can non-profit organizations participate and receive payment?
What does the city do with all the tires and signs?
What is the specific location of the event?




WHAT QUALIFIES FOR PAYMENT?
Tires from passenger vehicles - that can legally travel on the roadway - will be accepted for payment.  
  • 10 tires per person @ $2 per tire (up to 10 tires or $20 max payout for tires).
  • Tires can still have the rim attached when dropped off.
 Illegal Snipe Signs- (e.g. We Buy Ugly Houses, Cash for Gold, etc.) found littering public neighborhoods, on street corners, and along public right-of-ways.
  • 40 signs per person @ 50 cents per sign (up to 40 signs or $20 max payout for signs).
  • Legally permitted, real estate or other metal signs with a valid COJ permit number on them are NOT eligible.
 Examples of snipe signs

 
WHAT DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR PAYMENT?
  • Bicycle tires
  • Monster truck tires, agricultural tires or heavy equipment tires
  • Household hazardous wastes will NOT be accepted at this event, i.e. including motor oil, car batteries, paint cans, etc. Please deliver household hazardous wastes to the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection facility located at 2675 Commonwealth Avenue, Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


CAN NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATE AND RECEIVE PAYMENT?
Non-profit organizations, churches and civic groups must provide proof of 501(c)(3) status in order to receive payment for all tires and signs brought to the event.
Acceptable documents include:         
  • A current copy of the organization’s IRS Affirmation or Determination Letter; or
  • A letter from the organization’s highest executive officer, on letterhead, stating applicable religious, charitable or other exempt purpose as described in IRC Section 501(c)(3).


WHAT DOES THE CITY DO WITH ALL THE TIRES AND SIGNS?
  • Tires are transported to Ridge Generation by Wheelbrator Technologies in Lakeland, Florida for use as fuel at a Waste to Energy plant.
  • Signs will be deposited in the working face of Trail Ridge Landfill.
 

WHAT IS THE SPECIFIC LOCATION OF THE EVENT?
The 2017 Tire and Sign Buyback event will take place in EverBank Lot J, off Gator Bowl Blvd. 
See the event map.