Kate Corwin Kansas City January 29, 2008

Does anyone know of a city, county, or other organization that has paid citizens for old tires as a way to discourage dumping them on vacant lots? (Like a buy-back program?) Currently in Kansas City, citizens pay a recycling fee of $2/tire to take old tires to a tire store. This results in a number of tires being dumped, and the city incurring the cost to pick them up. The long term solution is probably producer responsibility, but in the meantime, what we're doing is not working very well. Would a buy-back program work? Any other ideas?

Kate Corwin