Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany will auction 500,000 pounds of tires and 600,000 pounds of tank tracks to the public through a Defense Department online auction site in an unusual sale.
The auctions, which begin as early as Friday, August 30 aim to sell tires formerly used on military vehicles as well as tank tracks and road wheels from retired combat armored vehicles.
Defense Department online auction site Government Liquidation is handling the sale.
The tires include a variety of Goodyear, Michelin, and Cooper Cross models. According to a release, they are no longer able to be used or repurposed by the Defense Department, and are now being sold for their 500,000 pounds of rubber.
The tires will be delivered to the base over a one-year period.
The winning bidder is responsible for removing the tires from the base as they come in, as well as scrapping/recycling them as approved by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.
For tank tracks, the winning bidder must begin the removal process within five days of bid approval as the entire lot of track is on base property.
The tracks must be demilitarized and cut into four-foot sections prior to removal from the base; this is to prevent them from being used for their original purpose.
Each auction will sell the entire amount of tires or tracks to one winning bidder. Bids placed for smaller amounts of the items are not accepted.