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Tires

How to recycle tires in Elk Grove

The City of Elk Grove hosts waste tire collection events one week per month. Residents from anywhere in Sacramento County can drop off waste tires for free.

  1. Is there a fee to dispose?
  2. Where are your tire collection events held?
  3. What days and times can I drop off tires?
  4. When are the tire collection events held?
  5. How many tires can I bring at once?
  6. What if I have more than 9 tires?  How do I get rid of more than 9 tires?
  7. What type of tires are accepted?
  8. Do you accept tires with rims?
  9. I’m a small business that repairs passenger vehicle tires, can I bring our waste tires for proper recycling?

Is there a fee to dispose?

No fee to dispose.

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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.

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What days and times can I drop off tires?

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

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When are the tire collection events held?
Month Event Date
December 2019 12/8/19 - 12/11/19
January 2020 1/5/20 - 1/8/20
February 2020 2/9/20 - 2/12/20
March 2020 3/8/20 - 3/11/20
April 2020 4/5/20 - 4/8/20 ** Canceled
May 2020 5/3/20 - 5/6/20 ** Canceled
June 2020 6/7/20 - 6/10/20
July 2020 7/5/20 - 7/8/20
August 2020 8/9/20 - 8/12/20
September 2020 9/6/20 - 9/9/20
October 2020 10/4/20 - 10/7/20
November 2020 11/8/20 - 11/10/20*
December 2020  12/6/20 - 12/9/20
*No collection on November 11th due to the Veteran's Day holiday.

**On Sunday, March 15, the Centers for Disease Control announced its recommendation to cancel or postpone in-person events with 50 or more people scheduled over the next 8 weeks. On Monday, March 16, President Trump changed that recommendation to events with 10 people or more. Late Monday night, March 16, Governor Newsom issued further guidance by prohibiting all gatherings of any size, effective immediately. Aligning with these recommendations, the Recycling and Waste Division has canceled or postponed events accordingly.

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How many tires can I bring at once?

Residents can bring up to 9 tires per collection event.

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

Because this is a grant-funded program, it is limited to 9 tires, or 20 with an appropriate written authorization from the LEA (Local Enforcement Agency). Additional tires can be dropped off at a future event or can be disposed at a landfill.

What type of tires are accepted?

The following waste tires will be accepted:

  • Passenger (automobile)
  • Truck "over-the-road" tires
  • Bicycle tires
  • Excluding large agricultural tractor type tires

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Do you accept tires with rims?

Yes, tires with rims are accepted.

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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 tire businesses. Waste tires will not be accepted if transported in a company/contractor vehicle.

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