Return My Tires

The Used Tire Management Program ensures tires are collected and processed in an environmentally sound manner in keeping with Newfoundland and Labrador’s Waste Management Regulations.  When a new highway tire is purchased in Newfoundland and Labrador, a small one-time environmental fee is applied. The fee applies to the tires (and spare tire) on a new car, too.

icon-tire2 $3.00/tire 17 inches or less
$9.00/tire greater than 17 inches and equal to or less than 24.5 inches

Return Used Tires

When you buy new tires, you can leave your used tires, at no cost, with the tire retailer. Even if you are not purchasing new tires, you can bring any used tires you have, in manageable quantities (four at a time), to a tire retailer during their regular business hours.

Remember: tires can’t go in a landfill. About 600 tire retailers across Newfoundland and Labrador make disposing of tires easy and convenient for consumers.

Accepted Tires

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  • 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 in whole form, free of mud or debris, and must have the rims removed prior to being taken to a tire retailer.

Not Accepted

These are not part of the Used Tire Recycling Program. Contact your regional waste management authority to ask how to dispose of them. (Visit Rethink Waste for more information.)

  • ATV/Dirt bike tires
  • Farm/Industrial/Construction tires
  • Tires with rim
  • Tire fragments

What Happens to the Tires?

Retailers submit the environmental fee to MMSB to support the cost of tire collection and processing. MMSB manages the pick-up and transportation of used tires.

Currently, tires collected through the program are shipped to an end market in Quebec and used as fuel in cement kilns; this reduces reliance on other fuel sources such as coal, a carbon emitting pollutant.