May 22 through June 3 commercial and residential MSUA customers can bring used passenger tires to the Solid Waste Facility free of charge.

MIAMI – The City of Miami has announced the start of the citywide used tire round-up, which began May 22 and will run through Saturday, June 3.

Commercial and residential MSUA customers can bring used passenger tires during this period to the Solid Waste Facility to dispose of tires free of charge.

After June 3, a cost of $1.70 per tire will resume for disposal at the facility.

Proper tire disposal not only clears clutter and waste from local properties but also aids in controlling mosquito populations. Mosquitos are attracted to and lay their eggs in stagnant water, which can build up in tires creating a breeding ground for the pests.

Dead leaves stuck in tires also provide food for mosquitos, while the rubbery composition of tires serves to insulate and protect the insects.

To dispose of used tires at the Solid Waste Facility customers must bring photo I.D. and a City of Miami utility bill.

Tires cannot be attached to rims, and no implement tires will be accepted. Tires must also be placed in the specified dumpster at the site.

Located at 1117 W. Veterans Rd. in Miami, the Solid Waster Facility is open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For questions contact Community Development at 918-541-2329 or 918-541-2274. The Solid Waste Department can be reached at 918-541-2285.