How to Dispose of Household Tires:

Tires from households are considered to be regular municipal solid waste and therefore may be placed at the curb for regular garbage pickup.  In order to be accepted at the York County Resource Recovery center, tires must be off the rim and cannot exceed a maximum outside diameter of 32 inches or a maximum tread width of 12 inches.

Some waste haulers limit the number of tires that can be placed curbside per garbage pick up.  Please contact your waste hauler directly to find out their policy on accepting tires. 

The Authority conducts a Free Tire Acceptance Program for York County residents ONLY in the Spring of each year.  Businesses and organizations are NOT eligible to participate. Registration and drop-off scheduling for the 2019 program will be accepted from April 8th until May 3rd. Residents must call 717-845-1066 during business hours and ask for Mindy Waltemyer to register for free disposal.  A maximum of 10 tires will be accepted per resident. Tires must be off the rim, may not exceed 32 inches in diameter, and must be free of water and dirt. Tire drop-off dates will be scheduled between April 22nd and May 17th.

What to Do With Tires From a Business:

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection classifies tires originating from commercial establishments as residual waste in accordance with Pennsylvania’s residual waste regulations.  Please contact the Authority at 717-845-1066 for information about delivering residual waste to the York County Resource Recovery Center.