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!
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 Transfer Station for recycling (fee structure):Glenn County Transfer Station
5700 County Road 33
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.