A How-To for Getting Rid of Tires

Getting Rid of Tires

Getting rid of old tires can be a challenge for many, especially since most waste haulers don’t accept them in their dumpsters or with the curbside trash pickup. Since it can be quite a hassle to get rid of tires, it’s important to know how to prior. Make a plan, how can you reuse or recycle tires before purchasing new ones.

Take a look at how you can safely and legally get rid of your old tires:

Research Where You Can Recycle Tires Near You

Some specialized recycling organizations can take and recycle your used tires for you, some may even come and pick them up for you! Keep in mind there is usually a fee associated with recycling tires, whether you drop them off or someone picks them up for you.

If you want to avoid paying any fees you may want to remember there are pretty much no free ways to get rid of tires, unless you reuse them and turn them into something else! Old tires can be turned into fuel, paving material, mulch and more at tire recycling centers. If you have any tires you need to get rid of, these facilities are a good option for you. However, in some states you must be licensed to haul a large number of tires at one time and that number can vary depending on the state.

To Find a Tire Recycling Facility Near You:

  • Use Earth911.com’s Recycling Locator.
  • Call your local recycling center and ask what items they accept and if tires are included.
  • Call your city services department or your county’s solid waste district for resources.
  • Search for a community-hosted tire collection program. Communities around the nation occasionally host events to collect tires for free or at a reduced cost with the goal of reducing illegal tire dumping.

Check If Your Local Auto Shop Recycles Used Tires

When you buy new tires, most auto shops will actually recycle your old tires, for a fee of course. This may be the easiest way to ensure your tires are put to good use.



We hope you found this post helpful when trying to get rid of your old tires. We understand tires are a challenge to get rid of, but hopefully this how-to helped you figure out the best option for you! If you’re also throwing away other items like furniture, household waste, and even mattresses, call us at Dumpster Rental Inc!

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