How Can You Get Rid of Old Tires?


Quick Answer

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.

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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.

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