Recycle Tires

Car and Light Truck Tires Are Accepted for Free For a Limited Time

Emmet County received a Scrap Tire Clean-Up Grant from the Michigan DEQ to collect tires at no charge throughout the summer.

The grant comes with some restrictions:

  • Emmet County households only; tires from businesses will not be accepted for free
  • The MDEQ states hauling more than 7 tires at a time requires transport registration.  ECR is encouraging people to call 348-0640 to schedule a drop off time if bringing more than 20 tires.
  • Small and medium sized tires only (maximum four feet in diameter and 12 inches wide) 


  • Car tires
  • Truck truck
  • Semi truck and trailer tires
  • Motorcycle tires
  • Bicycle inner tubes and tires (must be in bundles of 10)
  • Agricultural tires/Tractor tires (Under 4 feet in diameter and 1 foot wide)

For example: automobile tires, bike inner tubes, bike tires, lawnmower tires, semi tractor tires, semitrailer tires, wheelbarrow tires

But NO:

  • NO Airplane tires
  • NO Skid-steer or earth-mover tires
  • NO Off-road tires
  • NO Tires over 10-ply

Tires are accepted at the Drop-off Center in the Bulky Materials Recycling area.


  • On-rim and off-rim are both fine
  • Fees:
    • Bicycle tires bundle of 10/$3.00
    • Car and light truck tires $3.00 each Currently no charge to Emmet County Residents bringing in tires from their house or property for the duration of the summer due to the DEQ Scrap Tire Clean-up Grant
    • Semi tires $11.00 each
    • Agricultural tires (i.e. tractor tires) $25.00 each
      Some particularly large or heavy tractor tires are not recyclable. Please call 231-526-2031 x3 for details before delivering tractor tires.
  • Have your load checked by the Attendant before unloading.