Over 81 percent of scrap tires are re-used in products such as tire-derived fuel, rubber modified asphalt and other products, according to a report issued by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA). USTMA is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Scrap Tire Management Program regulates transportation, storage and disposal of scrap tires under Part 169 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. If you are transporting seven or more tires, you are required to provide a manifest to the disposal site that includes information about the quantity of tires you have as well as where they came from for documentation to the MDEQ.
Brewer’s Tires & Alignment2221 Alpine Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Accepts tires for recycling. Fees may apply.
North Kent Recycling & Waste Center2908 10 Mile Rd NE
Rockford, MI 49341
Accepts the following items for recycling: residential recycling, appliances, electronics, tires, cardboard, Christmas lights, and propane tanks. Accepts general refuse for disposal. Some items may have fees associated with them.
South Kent Recycling & Waste Center10300 South Kent Drive SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
Accepts the following items for recycling: appliances, electronics, tires, cardboard, Christmas lights, and propane tanks. Accepts general refuse for disposal. Some items may have fees associated with them.