Recycle Your Tires

California is faced with the significant challenge of diverting or safely managing more than 44.4 million reusable and waste tires generated each year. It is estimated that fewer than 25,000 waste tires remain in stockpiles throughout California.

These stockpiles pose a potential threat to public health, safety, and the environment. To make it possible CalRecycle assists the City of Watsonville to help residents recycle tires by means of a Grant.

CalRecycle’s tire grant programs are designed to encourage activities that promote reducing the number of waste tires going to landfills for disposal and eliminating the stockpiling of waste tires. Revenue for the grants is generated from a tire fee on each new tire sold in California. The overall waste tire diversion rate (e.g., diverted from the landfill) increased significantly, from 87.8 percent in 2011 to 92.7 percent in 2012.

How To Recycle Your Used Tires

To recycle used tires at the City’s Waste & Recycling Drop-off Center you must live in the City limits. Address verification is required.

  • Under 36″ without rim, 9 allowed per year for FREE. The rest will be $2 each without rim and $5 each with rim
  • Tires Greater than 36″ are $10 each without the rim and $15 each with the rim
  • Tires are not accepted from businesses under this program
  • To haul 10 or more tires you must get a waiver. Call Customer service at 768-3133

Waste & Recycling Drop-off Center
320 Harvest Drive, Gate 4
9:00 a.m.03:30 p.m.
(831) 768-3133


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