Ask about the recycling fee before dropping off tires. The fees help cover handling, transportation, and the costs to properly recycle tires. The used tires can be retread, burned as fuel, or ground up into crumb rubber and used in place of asphalt.
community tire recycling collections
- Berrien County Tire Recycling Collection: May 2018, click for event details.
- Friends of New Troy Tire Recycling Collection: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Troy Community Center, 13372 California Rd., New Troy. Fees: $1/car & small truck tire; $2/car & small truck tire on a rim; $5/semi truck size tire; $10/oversize tire. Electronics are also being collected.
- Local Municipalities: some local governments coordinate tire recycling collection events for their residents. Contact your local municipal hall to ask about events in your area.
businesses that accept tires for recycling
- Baroda Tire Center: 1638 Lemon Creek Rd., Baroda, 269-422-1154; 7033 Red Arrow Hwy, Coloma, 269-468-3100; and 708 South Red Bud Trail, Buchanan, 269-695-9041.
- D and D Tire Sales: 1431 S. 11th St., Niles, 269-684-6058.
- Dave’s Garage: 713 N. 13th St., Niles, 269-683-7220.
- Deerpath Recyclers: 55625 Wood House, Dowagiac, 269-782-7232.
- Grand Beach Tire and Auto Repair: 13964 Grand Ave., New Buffalo, 269-469-9402.
- M and W Tire: 2216 S. M-139, Benton Harbor, 269-926-7909.
- Orchard Hill Landfill: 3290 Hennessey Rd., Watervliet, 269-463-5588.
- Southeast Berrien County Landfill: 1540 Mayflower Rd., Niles, 269-695-2500 x210.
- Vehicle Maintenance Service Provider: contact your service auto repair service directly to ask about tire recycling options.
Tire Disposal Issues
Tire piles may hold water and become mosquito breeding grounds. Tire piles can also be a fire hazard because once ignited, they burn uncontrollably at very hot temperatures and produce black smoke and hazardous, oily residue. Whole tires are not allowed in Michigan landfills.