Waste Tire Recycling

Proper Recycling & Disposal


The responsibility of our department is to ensure that all waste tires are recycled and / or properly disposed of as outlined by the State of Arizona.

Another goal set forth by the department is to become a leader and model for other states and counties that are responsible for managing a Waste Tire Program. The Department seeks to provide education and information in all aspects of the Waste Tire Program.

Company Registration Required


Any individual or company that generates waste tires in Maricopa County and utilizes the Maricopa County Waste Tire Collection Site for proper disposal is required to register with us.

Are there any restrictions to the types of tires accepted at the collection sites?
Yes. Tires cannot be on rims, encased with dirt or other contaminates, and generated or collected from outside of Maricopa County.

Definitions

"Motor Vehicle" means any automobile, motorcycle, truck, trailer, semi trailer, truck tractor and semi-trailer, combination or other vehicle operated on the roads of this state, used to transport persons or property and propelled by power other than muscular power, but motor vehicle does not include traction engines, vehicles that run only on a track, bicycles or mopeds.

"Off road motor vehicle" (non-program) means any automobile, motorcycle, truck, trailer, semi-trailer, truck tractor and semi-trailer combination, heavy equipment used in mining or metallurgical operations, agriculture, construction or earth moving activities and propelled by power other than muscular power but off road motor vehicle does not include traction engines, vehicles that run only on a track, bicycles or mopeds.

"Waste tire" means a tire that is no longer suitable for its original intended purpose because of wear, damage or defect.