The City of Elk Grove hosts waste tire collection events to support a clean and healthy environment. At each of these events, any resident from Sacramento County can drop off waste tires for free. Upon completion of the collection event, the tires are taken for proper recycling and disposal. The purpose of tire recycling is to collect, remove and recycle waste tires that might otherwise end up in illegal tire piles around our region where illegal dumping has occurred. Old tires provide shelter for rodents, lower property values and in landfills tires consume up to 75 percent air space, not to mention they do not break down. 40 million tires a year are generated in California alone, so it is important to keep them out the landfill and out of our environment.

Is there a fee to dispose?

No fee to dispose.

Where are your tire collection events held?

At 9255 Disposal Lane in the Recycle Area of our Special Waste Collection Center which is located off Survey Rd and Grant Line Rd.

What days and times can I drop off tires?

Sunday – Wednesday 9am-3pm during a scheduled tire collection event.

What is a "collection event"?

A collection event is a scheduled four-day collection period (Sunday – Wednesday) when tires will be collected from residents.  Please see the schedule below for our upcoming tire collection events.

When are the tire collection events held?

Once per month.

Month Event Date
September 2018 No Collection this month
October 2018 No Collection this month
November 2018 11/11/18 - 11/14/18
December 2018 12/9/18 - 12/12/18
January 2019  1/6/19 - 1/9/19
February 2019  2/10/19 - 2/13/19
March 2019  3/10/19 - 3/13/19
April 2019 4/7/19 - 4/10/19
May 2019 5/5/19 - 5/8/19
June 2019 6/9/19 - 6/12/19
July 2019 7/7/19 - 7/10/19
August 2019  8/11/19 - 8/14/19
September 2019 9/8/19 - 9/11/19
October 2019 10/6/19 - 10/9/19
November 2019 11/10/19 - 11/13/19
December 2019  12/8/19 - 12/11/19

How many tires can I bring at once?

Residents can bring up to 9 tires per collection event.

What if I have more than 9 tires?  How do I get rid of more than 9 tires?

We would encourage you to bring 9 to one event and bring the remainder to the next event. 

Note:  Any person disposing of more than 9 tires, would be considered a waste tire hauler and must have prior written authorization approved by your LEA (Local Enforcement Agency) i.e. Code Enforcement or Police Department depending on jurisdiction.   Upon approval of this exemption, the overall cap remains at 40 tires per month.

What are type of tires are accepted?

The following waste tires will be accepted:

  • Passenger (automobile)
  • Truck "over-the-road" tires
  • Bicycle tires

Do you accept tires with rims?

Yes, tires with rims are accepted.

I’m a small business that repairs passenger vehicle tires, can I bring our waste tires for proper recycling?

No. Tire collection events are funded by a grant. The grant guidelines specifically indicate that tires will not be accepted from the tire businesses.

Do you accept tires from businesses?

No. We are not accepting tires from businesses at this time. Waste tires will not be accepted if transported in a company vehicle.

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