What’s Accepted

What’s accepted

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Accepted tires

  • icon-passenger Passenger and light truck tires
  • icon-motorcycle Motorcycle tires
  • icon-camper Camper tires
  • icon-trailer Trailer tires
  • icon-transport Transport, bus, semi-trailer & dump truck tires

Used tires must be off the rim, free of mud and debris, and in whole form (tire fragments are not accepted).

What’s not accepted

There are no levies applied to ATV, OTR, forklift or other industrial tires as these tires are not collected under MMSB’s Used Tire Recycling Program. Consumers interested in disposing of these types of tires should contact their municipal waste disposal site for appropriate direction.

  • TIRES WITH RIM
  • ATV/DIRT BIKE TIRES
  • FARM/INDUSTRIAL/CONSTRUCTION TIRES
  • TIRE FRAGMENTS

Environmental fee

When a new highway tire is purchased in Newfoundland and Labrador, a one-time environmental fee is applied, based on the diameter of of the tire rim. Retailers submit the fee to support the cost of tire collection and processing.

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$3.00/tire 17 inches or less
$9.00/tire greater than 17 inches and equal to or less than 24.5 inches

What happens to used tires?

Tires collected through the program currently are shipped to an end market in Quebec and used as fuel in cement kilns, which displaces reliance on other heat sources such as coal, a carbon emitting pollutant.