Used Tires

Acceptable Materials

  • All vehicle (passenger and light truck) tires can be recycled at your municipal drop-off center.
  • Agricultural, semi and heavy ply tires may be accepted at your municipal drop-off center. Disposal fees are determined by the approximate tire weight.  Tires over 300 lbs. by the actual weight. 
  • Consult with recycling attendant on disposal fees.

Tire Stockpiles

A tire's physical structure, durability, and heat-retaining characteristics make these stockpiles a potential threat to human health and the environment. The curved shape of a tire allows rainwater to collect and creates an ideal habitat for rodents and mosquitoes.

Prone to heat retention, tires in stockpiles also can ignite, creating tire fires that are difficult to extinguish and can burn for months, generating unhealthy smoke and toxic oils. Illegal tire dumping pollutes ravines, woods, deserts, and empty lots. For these reasons, WI has passed scrap tire regulations requiring proper management.