California is faced with the challenge of diverting or safely managing more than 44.8 million reusable and waste tires generated annually. Waste Tires represent a potentially hazardous threat to human health and safety. They are a favorable location in which to harbor pests and environmental vectors such as Mosquitoes. In addition, tire fires remain a distinct hazard which release dangerous toxic pollutants into the air, water, and soil.
Proper Disposal of Waste Tires
Waste Tires can be disposed of at various landfills and solid waste facilities or removed by a registered waste tire hauler. If you plan to transport the tires yourself, Environmental Health may be able to provide you with an "Exemption Letter" that will allow you to transport (10) or more tires without state-required manifests.
A list of commonly used Registered Waste Tire Haulers in Placer County is available. The list may not be complete and is not a recommendation. Additional registered waste tire haulers may be found here.
Also there is a Waste Tire Brochure available that describes the difference between Waste Tire Facilities, Waste Tire Generators, and Waste Tire Haulers.
More information may be obtained from California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) at 1-866-896-0600, or at their website. You can also contact us at (530) 745-2300.
CalRecycle Tire Management Page - Comprehensive information and links for the Waste Tire Program
Waste Tire Enforcement (CalRecycle) - CalRecycle Information on Waste Tire Rules, regulations and permitting.
Used/Waste Tire Manifest Program - CalRecycle information and requirements on the Waste Tire Mansfiest Program.