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Waste Tire Program

Waste tires present environmental, health, and safety hazards. Rainwater accumulates in tire piles creating an ideal environment for mosquitoes, which are known to transmit West Nile Virus. A massive tire fire under a major highway in Philadelphia cost millions of dollars in damage and affected commuters and businesses in the region over several months. Large tire piles can burn for weeks causing the rubber to decompose into oil, which can pollute ground and surface water.

Statutes and Regulations

Tire Recycling Resources

County Recycling Programs and Recycling Coordinators
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Tire Drop-Off Locations & Events

Ongoing Collection Programs
Locality / Sponsor Collection Days Location Contact / Details
Allegheny County
City of Pittsburgh
Department of Public Works (DPW)
Environmental Services
Monday-Friday 8AM-2PM
Some Saturdays (call)
DPW, Environmental Services, Recycling
412-255-2631
East End Drop-Off Center
6814 Hamilton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
412-665-3609
Hazelwood Drop-Off Center
40 Melanchton St
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
412-422-6524
West End Drop-Off Center
1330 Hassler St
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
412-937-3054
Limited to Pittsburgh residents, two tires per day
Berks County
Solid Waste Authority
Recycling Office
Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
8AM-12PM
Berks County Recycling Center
1316 Hill Top Road
Leesport, PA 19533
Berks County Recycling Center
610-478-6362
swa@countyofberks.com
Tire Recycling Flier
Elk County Monday-Friday 6AM-4PM
Saturday
9AM-12PM
Advanced Disposal
Greentree Landfill
635 Toby Rd.
Kersey, PA 15846
Elk County Tire Recycling
814-776-5373
elkrecycling@countyofelkpa.com

Contact Elk Co. SWA for manifest prior to drop-off

Mercer County
City of Hermitage
Friday
7AM-12PM
Hermitage City Garage
5250 Virginia Rd
Hermitage, PA 16148
Hermitage Recycling / Solid Waste
724-981-0800
Please call ahead
Residents only
Monroe County
Municipal Waste Management Authority
Monday-Friday
8:30AM-4PM
183 Commercial Blvd
Blakeslee, PA 18610
TheWasteAuthority.com
570-643-6100
support@thewasteauthority.com
Residents only
Philadelphia County
City of Philadelphia
Streets Department
Monday-Saturday
8AM-6PM
Sanitation Convenience Centers
Multiple locations, see link
Philadelphia Streets Sanitation
215-686-5560
csstreets@phila.gov
Residents only
This table contains a list of ongoing waste tire collection programs sponsored by counties, municipalities or county/municipal authorities. First Locality has a number of dropoff points, each with a separate row.
Special Collection Events
Locality / Sponsor Event Dates Location Contact / Details
Multi-County
Independence Conservancy
Southwestern PA
Various
See event schedule at Independence Conservancy
(schedule updated periodically)
Various
See event schedule at Independence Conservancy
Independence Conservancy

info@
independenceconservancy.org
Erie County 2018 dates
(9AM-3PM):
  1. January 13
  2. February 10
  3. March 10
  4. April 14*
  5. May 12
  6. June 9
  7. July 14
  8. August 11
  9. September 8
  10. October 13
  11. November 10
  12. December 8

Erie County Recycling Center
1624 Fillmore Ave
Erie, PA 16505
(Millcreek Township)

except for:
April 14*
Corry City Street Department
650 E Smith St
Corry, PA 16407

Pre-registration required
County Residents Only
Register at www.ecsr.net
814-425-7773

Erie County Event Webpage

Erie County
Union Township
September 22, 2018 Union Township Building
16300 Route 8
Union City, PA 16438
Beverly Ballog
814-438-3781
Juniata County
Keep PA Beautiful
September 22, 2018 Juniata County Fairgrounds
308 West 8th St.
Port Royal, PA 17082
Mindy Musser
717-436-4017
McKean County July 21, 2018 Smethport Brough Sheds
Route 6
Smethport, PA 16749
Justin Lund
814-887-4017
Venango County October 20, 2018 Cranberry Mall Parking Lot
6945 US-322
Cranberry, PA 16319
Erik Johnson
814-432-9684
Huntingdon County
Keep PA Beautiful
September 15, 2018 Huntingdon County Fairgrounds
10455 Fairgrounds Access Rd
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Stacia-Fe-Gillen
814-627-1626
Mifflin County
Keep PA Beautiful
September 15, 2018 Lewistown Brough Public Works Facility Yard
207 Washington Avenue
Lewistown, PA 17044
Pam
717-899-6701
This table contains a list of one-time waste tire collection events sponsored by counties, municipalities or county/municipal authorities.

List of Waste Tire Processors

Recycling Markets Search - Locate outlets for various recyclable materials. Under material type, select "Rubber (Tires)", then click on search.

Waste tire recycling report from the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Joint State Government Commission: Waste Tire Recycling and Reuse in Pennsylvania: An Analysis of the Industry, Markets and State Use, Including Rubber Modified Asphalt (PDF, 2007)

Transportation Compliance

Storage and Processing Permit and Report Forms

Waste Tire Piles

Grants

Note - No grants are available at this time.

For additional information on waste tires, contact DEP at 717-783-9258 or EP, Waste.