disposing of tires in tucson and pima county

Disposing of Tires in Tucson & Pima County

Renting a rolloff dumpster is a great option when you’re organizing items at home or at work, but it’s important to know which items can simply be thrown away and which ones need proper disposal. Tires require a special type of disposal from a waste facility. Learn more about the process with this guide:

Tire Disposal

Waste facilities provide a safe environment to dispose of hazardous items that shouldn’t be mixed in with our regular trash and recycling. Unlike other items that must be dropped off at waste facilities, tires are not necessarily considered hazardous. These automotive features contain steel pieces that can puncture landfill liners, which creates the potential for ground contamination. Disposing your old or damaged tires in public trash or on the side of the road can lead to fines. Avoid these consequences and prevent contamination risk by bringing your tires to the proper waste facilities.

Drop-Off Locations

Tucson and Pima County are home to a few different waste facilities that accept tires.  

  • Tire Collection Site located at 5301 W. Ina Road
  • Pima County Tangerine Road Tire & Green Waste Facility located at 10220 W. Tangerine Road.
  • The City of Tucson Los Reales Landfill located at 5300 E. Los Reales Road also accepts unwanted and damaged tires.

If you’re getting new tires for your vehicle, you can ask the car shop or dealership if they will take your current tires for safe disposal or recycling.

Hours and Limitations

The Tire Collection Site is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you plan to visit the Pima County Tangerine Road Tire & Green Waste Facility, you can go Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You can also dispose of up to 5 tires with City of Tucson Environmental Services Brush & Bulky service that runs through town multiple times a year.

If you’re interesting in renting a dumpster for your next project, Santa Rita Waste can help! Contact us at (520) 624-0550 for information about our rolloff dumpster rentals and other services that can help you with your upcoming projects.