Tire Collection 2016
Locations and times
The 2016 Manitowoc County Waste Tire Collection will be held for
two weeks this September.
County residents can drop off tires for a nominal fee at
the Manitowoc County Recycling Center from September 12 to 24 during normal office hours.
Tires have been banned from landfills for many years.
Because of the high disposal costs, tires are thrown in
our woodlands, waterways, along roadways, or in illegal
stockpiles. Improper disposal can lead to significant
environmental problems such as surface and groundwater
contamination, fires which release toxic fumes, and the creation
of habitats for pests such as rodents and mosquitoes. Proper
disposal will reduce or eliminate these problems!
The Manitowoc County Waste Tire Collection
started in 1998 and has collected approximately 3.205 million
pounds of waste tires to date. The majority are small car
and truck tires though all sizes show up, from small lawnmower
tires to large mining equipment tires.
Waste tires can be reused in a number of beneficial ways.
They can be shred into rubber chips and used as artificial turf
or as cover in playgrounds. Finely ground "crumb rubber"
can be used in athletic tracks, sidewalks and other rubber
products. Nylon and steel found in tires is also separated
and recycled. Depending on what materials are in the tire
they may also be used as a fuel source in specially designed
incinerators that are licensed to use "tire derived fuel".