Tire Recycling

Proper maintenance is the key to longer life for tires and reduces the number of tires being thrown away.

The Rubber Manufacturers Association recommends:

  • Checking tire air pressure (when tires are cool) at least once a month and before every long trip
  • Checking tires for signs of uneven wear monthly. Uneven wear patterns may be caused by improper inflation pressures, misalignment, improper balance or suspension neglect
  • Regularly rotating your tires and checking tire alignment following the schedules in the vehicle owner's manual or every 5,000 miles
  • Following the manufacturer's vehicle loading recommendations, including baggage carried on top of any vehicle and towing trailers

Visit the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery's (CalRecycle's) website: Tire Maintenance: Save Money and Protect Your Environment!

Tire Disposal

Dumping old tires is illegal! Proper disposal of old tires is important because leaving tires lying around poses a danger to public health and safety. Tires are a fire hazard and they can become a breeding ground for rodents and insects.

Used and waste tires can be taken to the Landfill for recycling (fee structure):

Glenn County Landfill
5700 County Road 33
Artois, CA

(530) 624-0286

State law limits the number of used and waste tires that can be hauled at one time without a valid and current waste and used tire hauler registration. The limit is nine (9) tires. Follow these guidelines and observe the law

  • Haul waste or used tires to destination sites that have proper permits (a violation could cost up to $10,000 and/or jail time)
  • Register your vehicle with CalRecycle if hauling 10 or more waste or used tires (up to a $25,000 per fine violation)
  • Carry registration certificate and display decal on the lower right-hand corner (passenger side) of windshield; carry completed waste tire manifest with each load
  • Hire registered waste tire haulers if you are a waste/used tire generator
  • Comply with the Waste Tire Manifest System if you are a waste/used tire generator, waste/used tire hauler, or a waste/used tire destination site
  • Renew tire hauler registration or exemption certification yearly

Tire Management Program Hotline

CalRecycle's Hotline, (866) 896-0600, is available for waste tire information. Callers need to leave their name, phone number, and requests and a CalRecycle tire staff member will return the call.