MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - According to Memphis Public Works Director Dwan Gilliam, the City of Memphis' tire redemption program has been "very successful."
Gilliam told abc24.com, "It cost the city and county a little less than two dollars when people drop tires off, as opposed to three dollars we spend for crews to locate tires, recover tires, and transport and dispose of tires."
"We've had 3 phases where we've spent from the city side $150,000 and the county has spent $150,000" Gilliam added.
He said despite the huge price tag, "there's still $100,000 set aside for phase 4 if and when the city and county decide to launch Phase 4."
The decision to bring back the program will be made by it's original sponsors, Memphis City Councilman Harold Collins and Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy.