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Scrap Tires: State Links

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This page contains information on scrap tire management in the states in Region 9:

Arizona

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Solid Waste Program, waste tires page
Waste tires are recyclable. In Arizona, each county provides a waste tire collection site (WTCS) that accepts tires from residents of that county. Every County resident may take up to five waste tires, each year, to the county's approved WTCS at no cost. For additional information, consult the Directory of Arizona Waste Tire Collection Sites and Waste Tire Processing Facilities Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

California

CalRecycle (California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery), tire management page  Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is mandated to regulate and manage waste tires within the state of California. The California legislature recognized the need for waste tire management and passed the California Tire Recycling Act in 1989. To further strengthen waste tire management, the legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 876 in 2000 to augment the California Tire Recycling Act.

To find out more about Waste Tire Management in California, call the Tire Program Hotline at 1-866-896-0600 (toll free), or the Tire Recycling Hotline, WasteTires@calrecycle.ca.gov or 1 (866) 896-0600

Nevada

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Waste Management, Solid Waste Branch, Special Wastes  Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
Tires are managed in Nevada as a special waste. Nevada developed a waste tire management plan in 1994 and adopted regulations in Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 444A.200 to 444A.470. The regulations establish a permit requirement for waste tire management facilities, a registration requirement for commercial waste tire haulers, and requirements for manifesting commercially transported tires. See Nevada's guidance documents and application forms.  Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

For more information call the Nevada Recycling Hotline at 1-800-597-5865.

Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Health, Environmental Health Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch, Solid Waste Office  Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
Because Hawaii state law prohibits disposal of whole used tires, used tires must be disposed of properly. Residents of Hawaii may take used tires to tire retailers/wholesalers as a first option. They are required to accept used tires for recycling. Many will accept used motor vehicle tires for free, without the need to purchase new ones. Residents may also take tires to a local tire collector or recycler who is permitted by the Hawaii Department of Health. These authorized tire collection and/or recycling facilities usually charge a nominal fee. Check with County Solid Waste Divisions or Recycling Offices to determine if they will accept used tires at local transfer stations.

For more information, contact:

Hawai'i Department of Health
Office of Solid Waste Management
919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 212
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Phone: (808) 586-4240

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Pacific Islands

For information about scrap tires in the Pacific Islands, contact the Region 9 Pacific Islands Office.

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