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 hosts periodic free Waste Tire Amnesty Days. This program allows a resident to bring up to nine tires, off rims, from their car or light truck to a one-day collection event. No tractor, wheel barrel, AVT or other tires. If you have more than 9 tires, special requirements apply. Drop off times are 9:00am to 2:00pm during designated events. Call (707) 441-2005 for details.
Typically, two or three of these free events are held in various areas around Humboldt County each year. Check the HWMA website periodically for upcoming event announcements. These programs are for households only. Businesses, and all commercial vehicles, are ineligible for this program and must contact a tire hauler directly for disposal options. This program is not available to City of Fortuna residents. Normal tire disposal rates apply.
Humboldt County disposes of ~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 and administered by Humboldt Waste Management Authority.
For more information call HWMA’s Hazardous Waste Hotline: (707) 441-2005