Keep Tires Out Of Our Landfills

It’s easy to let go!
Return up to four used tires at one time to any tire retailer in the province.

Used Tires

Every year, MMSB’s Used Tire Management Program keeps 500,000 tires out of landfills, which helps to:

  • extend the life of landfills
  • protect the natural landscape
  • conserve natural resources

All highway vehicle tires, rim size 24.5 inches or less, have been banned from landfills since 2002.

FAQ

How can I recycle my vehicle’s used tires?

You can leave your used tires, at no cost, with a tire retailer upon the purchase of new tires.

How can I recycle the tires I have stored in my basement?

You can bring used tires, in manageable quantities (4-5 tires), to a tire retailer during their regular business hours.

What types of tires can be recycled?

Used tires from passenger vehicles and light trucks (PLT), as well as medium truck tires (MTT) can be recycled as part of the Used Tire Recycling Program.

What types of tires can’t be recycled?

ATV, OTR (off the road), forklift, and other industrial tires are not included in the Used Tire Recycling Program. They can be disposed of by contacting your local landfill operator.

What can I do with my used ATV tires?

ATV tires are not included in the Used Tire Recycling Program. Contact your local landfill operator for information on disposal.

What condition must my tires be in before I return them for recycling?

Tires must be in whole form, free of mud and debris and must have their rims removed before they are returned for recycling.

Why do tire rims have to be removed before they are returned for recycling?

Used tires cannot be recycled with the rims on. It is the consumer’s responsibility to have tire rims removed before returning them for recycling.

Our town hosted a community clean-up and collected a large number of tires. Can these tires be recycled?

Yes, as long as the tires are included in the Used Tire Recycling Program (used tires from passenger vehicles, light trucks and medium truck tires) and are in the proper condition for recycling. To be recycled, used tires must be in whole form, free of mud and debris and must have their rims removed. For more than 30 tires, contact MMSB (1-800-901-6672) to schedule a pick-up (tires are required to be accessible by truck and segregated from other garbage).

How do I recycle the tires I have collected from consumers at my retail outlet?

Once you have collected a minimum of 30 tires, you can contact the MMSB (1-800-901-6672) to schedule a pick-up. Please ensure that tires are segregated and accessible for pick-up.

Do I pay a fee when I leave my used tires at a tire retailer for recycling?

No. Consumers can leave their used tires with a tire retailer, free-of-charge. A recycling fee is only charged to the consumer on the sale of a new tire.

Should I be charged a recycling fee to have my new tires installed when the tires were purchased elsewhere?

No. The recycling fee should only be charged to the consumer once, at the time of purchase of a new tire.

Can I leave my used tires at a tire retailer for recycling if I’m not purchasing new tires?

Yes. Consumers can leave their used tires, at no cost, with a tire retailer in manageable quantities (4-5 tires) during the retailer’s normal business hours. Used tires must be in whole form, free of mud or debris, and must have their rims removed prior to being returned to a tire retailer.

Can I accept used tires from a consumer at my retail location if they are not purchasing new tires?

Yes. Sales numbers do not have to match those of tires collected. Tire retailers should accept used tires from the public if there are reasonable accommodations to do so.

 

About the Tire Program. On April 1, 2002, government regulations for the Used Tire Recycling Program placed a ban on the disposal of used tires in municipal waste disposal sites in Newfoundland and Labrador. Residents have been provided with a return-to-retailer service for the proper disposal of used passenger and light truck tires, as well as commercial truck tires used on heavy trucks, busses and large recreational vehicles.