Tires

Take to Recycling Center or Landfill
Illegal in Garbage or Drains

San Joaquin County Solid Waste facilities accept mounted and unmounted tires for recycling.

The Clean Sweep Program for City of Stockton garbage customers accepts up to five tires without rims. See www.stocktongov.com/recycle for details.

 

 

Leave at the Dealer

Tire dealers are well-equipped to properly dispose of tires, so when you purchase new tires, leave the old ones with the dealer.

Contact Environmental Health Office

If there are no immediate take-back events, try contacting the nearest environmental health office for more information about how to dispose of tires.

Ways to Reduce

Make Tires Last Longer

If you care for your tires, you’ll save money because you won’t need to replace them as often. Check the tread and tire pressure monthly, keep wheels aligned, and rotate tires every 6,000 miles. You can also drive carefully to avoid potholes, debris and curbs.

Ways to Reuse

UpCycle into Swings or Planters

Consider turning old tires into swings or using them to create garden beds or ponds. Here’s a list of DIY ideas for your old tires.

Did You Know?

Tire Recycling: Three Tons Per Hour