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Tire Recycling

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State law prohibits the landfill disposal of whole tires

However, convenient disposal opportunities exist to help you properly dispose of your used tires including:
Tire Dealers: When you purchase new tires, have your dealer dispose of your old tires. In most cases they will charge you a fee equal to or less than what you will be charged at the Boone County Landfill and you will not have to hassle with the old tires! Used tires, when not properly disposed of, raise concerns such as becoming mosquito breeding grounds and fire safety.

Boone County Landfill: During normal operating hours throughout the year, the Landfill accepts used tires at a designated storage area on the landfill property. A per tire fee is charged for car and truck tires (additional fee if mounted on a rim.)  Tractor tires are charged by the ton.  Shredded or chopped tires are accepted for recycling purposes only and are also charged based on a per ton fee.   Tires are only accepted from residents within the Landfill’s primary service area.

The Boone County Landfill also has a brochure available to help you better maintain your tires and help your tires, “Go Twice as Far.” Click here for a list of other available publications.

What happens to properly discarded used tires? Discarded tires, when properly disposed, are recycled into a number of different products including new rubber products, playground surfacing, running tracks and tire-derived-fuel for power plants. For more information please contact the Landfill at 515.433.0591.

The Landfill charges a processing fee to handle tires based on size of tire and if it is on a rim or not. Click here for a list of landfill fees.

Questions? Phone: 515.433.0591 Email:

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