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Disposing of Tires from Your Home or Private Property

Information for households and property owners about disposing of unwanted or abandoned tires..

 

Where can I get rid of tires I have at home?

You may be able to dispose of your own used or scrap tires during a bulky trash collection event sponsored by your local government. A landfill may accept your tires directly, but will usually charge a fee (list of active municipal solid waste landfills Adobe
Acrobat PDF Document).

Contact the landfill to confirm that it accepts tires for processing or disposal. If you have many tires, you may need to hire a scrap tire transporter to pick them up and haul them to an authorized scrap tire storage, processing, or disposal facility.

Someone has dumped tires on my property. Who do I need to tell?

To report abandoned tires, you can contact local city or county authorities, contact the TCEQ field office for your region, or file a complaint online with the TCEQ.

How do I get rid of tires someone has dumped on my property?

If there are just a few tires, you may be able to dispose of them during a bulky trash collection event sponsored by your local government, or take them to your local landfill (list of active municipal solid waste landfills Adobe
Acrobat PDF Document). Contact the landfill to confirm that it accepts tires for processing or disposal. If you have many tires, you may need to hire a scrap tire transporter to pick them up and haul them to an authorized scrap tire storage, processing, or disposal facility.

How do I find an authorized transporter that picks up tires in my area?

Follow this link to download a list of Active Used and Scrap Tire Handlers and Facilities in Texas.

How do I report abandoned tires?

Visit our Reporting Abandoned Tires page.

Where can I find rules about used or scrap tires?

Requirements (statutes and rules) for the management of used or scrap tires can be found online in Texas Health and Safety Code 361.112 Exit the TCEQ and 361.1125 Exit the TCEQ, and 30 TAC 328, Subchapter F. Exit the TCEQ You should also check with local authorities to find out if there are any local ordinances or regulations.

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