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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 through Wednesday 9:00am to 3:00pm during a scheduled tire collection event.

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When are the tire collection events held?
Month Event Date
January 2021  January 3-6 
 February 2021  February 7-10
 March 2021  March 7-10
 April 2021 April 11-14 
 May 2021 May 9-12 
 June 2021 June 6-9 
 July 2021  July 11-14
 August 2021 August 8-11 
 September 2021 September 12-15 
 October 2021 October 10-13 
 November 2021  November 7-10
December 2021  December 5-8 

*December 10, 2020, Sacramento County updated the county health order to comply with new state Stay at Home orders for the Sacramento Region. Aligning with these recommendations, the Recycling and Waste Division has closed the Reuse Room  until further notice and may cancel or postpone events. 
**The Centers for Disease Control recommendation.

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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.

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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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