Residents are presented several options for disposing of waste tires.
Humboldt Waste Management Authority’s Transfer Station (1059 W. Hawthorne Street, Eureka) accepts tires from the general public throughout the year for a fee. Please call (707) 441-2005 for rates.
HWMA periodically hosts one-day Waste Tire Amnesty events. This program is intended for households only. Tires from businesses, including tires used on commercial vehicles and tractors, will not be accepted at these events. This program allows households to bring up to 9 tires, off of the rim, from their car or light truck only. Typically, two or three of these free events are held in various areas around Humboldt County each year. Events are generally announced on television and in local newspapers. Also, check back on this website periodically for upcoming event announcements.
Between the Amnesty Days and Coupon Redemption Program, Humboldt County disposes of about 25,000 old and used tires per year. The cost of tire disposal is funded by an annual competitive grant from the California Department of Resources, Recycling, and Recovery (CalRecycle) and administered by Humboldt Waste Management Authority.
For more information call HWMA’s Hazardous Waste Hotline: (707) 441-2005