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Put small amounts of tire scraps (less than 60 pounds) in the garbage. For whole tires or amounts larger than 60 pounds, schedule a free pickup.

Leave at the Dealer

Tire dealers are well-equipped to properly dispose of tires, so when you purchase new tires, leave the old ones with the dealer.

Ways to Reduce

Make Tires Last Longer

If you care for your tires, you’ll save money because you won’t need to replace them as often. Check the tread and tire pressure monthly, keep wheels aligned, and rotate tires every 6,000 miles. You can also drive carefully to avoid potholes, debris and curbs.

Ways to Reuse

UpCycle into Swings or Planters

Consider turning old tires into swings or using them to create garden beds or ponds. Here’s a list of DIY ideas for your old tires.

Did You Know?

Tire Recycling History

In 1909, there were only around 300,000 registered cars on the road in the US. Over a century later, in 2021, the number has reached close to 300 million! This massive volume generates about 263 million disposed tires annually in the US. 

What happens with all these disposed tires? Learn more about state-by-state tire recycling here.

Tire Recycling: Three Tons Per Hour