Thank You Cayuga County Residents!! Cayuga County residents have made a difference! Your help and environmental stewardship in participating in Cayuga County's annual Tire Round-Ups is much appreciated. Most of the collected tires have been or will be taken to NUCOR-STEEL in Auburn.
We have now recycled just over 61,000 tires since our first event on July 12, 2003 (more precisely 61,040 or more). Our first four Tire Round-Up events were HUGE. From 2003 to 2006, our four collection days had 2292 deliveries from the public, over 40,800 tires and over 650 pounds of lead.
Recycled Rubber, Recycled Steel, Recycled Lead
|2007 Tire Collection
||2008 Tire Collection
||2009 Tire Collection
||2010 Tire Collection
||2011 Tire Collection
|Held on June 16, 2007
||Held on June 21, 2008
||Held on June 13, 2009
||Held on June 12, 2010
||Held on June 11, 2011
|About 2,600 tires collected and 40 pounds of lead
||About 4,800 tires collected and 40 pounds of lead
||About 3,400 tires collected and 56 pounds of lead
||About 4,700 tires collected and 38 pounds of lead
||About 4,740 tires collected and 49 pounds of lead
|160 deliveries of tires
||160 deliveries of tires
||180 deliveries of tires
||280 deliveries of tires
||292 deliveries of tires
Tires contain three materials that we recycle after these events...rubber, steel and lead.
Over 1 billion mosquitoes have been prevented by our Tire Round Up events.
- Tires recycled: over 61,040, which contain both rubber and steel, that are recycled via NUCOR Steel into new steel products
- Lead wheel weights recycled: over 873 pounds.
Tires collect water, which serves as a breeding ground for mosquitoes. A single tire lying outside can serve as a breeding spot, and can help over 100,000 mosquitoes hatch in just 2 to 4 months! Certain mosquitoes carry the West Nile Virus, which poses a health hazard to community members and animals. Removing these tires can help eliminate mosquitoes in your neighborhood.
Sponsors and Partners
The 2011 Tire Round Up Event was hosted and sponsored by the Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District with assistance from the Cayuga County Solid Waste Management Office (Cayuga Recycles), Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development, and Cayuga County Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Photos from the 2011 Event: