To get rid of old tires, recycle them or drop them off to a tire dealer. Alternatively, bring the tires to a tire collection event for disposal, or contact the solid waste coordinator to find out if a local landfill or garbage transfer station accepts the tires.
Most tire dealers offer tire disposal service at the point of sale when buying new tires, and many accept old tires for a fee. Many communities offer free tire collection and disposal events, while some landfills accept used tires, also for a fee. Tire recycling facilities accept tires year round, although most charge a fee for disposal.
Approximately 290 million scrap tires are generated in the United States each year, representing about 2 percent of the total amount of generated solid waste. Around 130 million of those are converted into fuel, 56 million for civil engineering projects, and 7 million used to make other products.