On October 25, 2023

Wheels for Warmth, is not showing any signs of tiring 

Wheels for Warmth tire resale event. Wheels for Warmth needs every tire people can spare to continue the work of driving safely and living warmly in Vermont.



18th Annual tire recycle and resale event helps Vermonters heat homes

Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 26-28 —Mendon—The turning leaves are a signal of the changing seasons and a reminder to schedule the tire changeover. But in a year when Vermonters are facing unprecedented losses, damages, restoration, and recovery, the annual Wheels for Warmth event needs every tire people can spare to continue the work of driving safely and living warmly in Vermont.

The annual used-tire drive collects tires from around the state to be either recycled or sold at two area events on Saturday, Oct. 28. Proceeds from the event go to emergency heating assistance throughout Vermont provided by Capstone Community Action, BROC Community Action and Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity. 

“This effort has had so many benefits since we started it almost 20 years ago,” said Governor Phil Scott. “But with so many Vermonters in need following our historic and catastrophic flooding, alongside rising costs in just about every area, it’s more important than ever for us to find ways to help our neighbors and our communities.

In 18 years, Wheels for Warmth has raised $670,000 for emergency fuel assistance, sold 25,000 safe donated tires and recycled 50,000 unsafe tires. It’s also seen over 1,100 volunteers contributing time from over 120 companies/organizations, resulting in over 25,000 volunteer hours.

“Wheels for Warmth exemplifies the power of a community coming together to solve a problem. This event supports low-income Vermonters struggling to afford to keep warm in our harsh winters, connects Vermonters to good used tires to keep them on the road safely and securely and properly recycles worn tires to reduce environmental impact,” said Alison Calderara, chief of advancement and programs atCapstone Community Action. “The partnership that makes it happen is priceless and Capstone is excited to continue to be a part of this timeless Vermont tradition of neighbors helping neighbors.”

Tires will be collected Thursday, Oct. 26 and Friday, Oct. 27 from 2-6 p.m. at Casella Construction in Mendon (as well as Vermont Granite Museum, Barre; Casella Waste Systems, Williston) and from 1-5 p.m. at Stowe Events Field, Stowe).

The tire sale will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. in two locations: Casella Construction in Mendon and Vermont Granite Museum in Barre. Tires that are unsafe to sell are recycled at $5 fee per tire, $10 fee per truck tire. For more information, visit: wheelsforwarmth.org.

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