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Tire Collection

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Cumberland County 2024 Tire Disposal and Recycling Program

Download the 2024 Tire Disposal Flyer 

Participants must sign up for an appointment in advance. Visit

Waste or call 717.240.6489 to make an appointment.

  • $0.15 per pound disposal fee
  • Limit of 50 tires per customer per day
  • Cash or card payments only (see FAQ)
  • Must come at your appointment time
  • Cumberland County residents only
  • ID required
  • Pre and post event customers not accepted
  • No unacceptable items (see What Can’t I Bring?)



  • Thursday, May 16, 2024 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Friday, May 17, 2024 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm



  • Cumberland County Recycling Center
  • 1001 Claremont Road
  • Carlisle, PA 17015


What Can I Bring?

  • YES – Lawn & Garden Tires Sponsored by:
  • YES – Car Tires
  • YES – Truck Tires
  • Yes – Tractor Trailer Tires
  • YES – Agricultural Tires
  • YES – Racing Tires
  • YES – Tires on Rims
  • Yes – Tubes


What Can’t I Bring?


·         NO – Shredded Tires
·         NO – Tire Pieces

·         NO – Tires filled with mud/debris


Frequently Asked Questions

What are your fees and forms of payment?

Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted. Sorry, no checks. The cash fee for tire disposal is $0.15/pound. There is an additional 2.3% convenience fee for card users with a minimum convenience fee charge of



How will my total tire disposal bill be determined?

All acceptable tires will be placed onto a certified floor scale and weighed. The total weight of your tires will be multiplied by 0.15 to determine your cash price. If using a card, the cash price will be multiplied by 0.023 to determine the additional card convenience fee. There is a minimum convenience fee of

$1.00 per transaction.


Will you offer refunds if I change my mind afterwards?

All sales are final. No refunds will be offered after payment is made.


Why are you charging a fee to dispose of tires when I already pay taxes?

Fees are required to help pay for the costs of this program. Cumberland County has never used general fund tax dollars for its Recycling & Waste program expenses. Only those who choose to use the program will be required to pay for it through the fees that are charged.


Who is eligible to use the program?

Cumberland County residents and small businesses.


What happens to my tires after I drop them off?

All tires will be transported to a waste tire processor where they will be recycled into products like rubber mulch, play turf, horse turf, athletic turf, rubber mats, and crumb rubber.


What are some typical tire weights?

  • Estimated average weight of a lawn & garden tire = 10 pounds = $1.50
  • Estimated average weight of a car/light truck tire = 20 pounds = $3.00
  • Estimated average weight of a tractor trailer tire = 100 pounds = $15.00
  • Estimated average weight of a large tractor tire = 400 pounds = $60.00


What is the purpose of this program?

Old tires can be illegally dumped simply because people do not know how to dispose of them properly or legally. Unfortunately, tire dumps pose a serious fire hazard and often attract other illegal dumping and disease carriers. Mosquitoes that may carry the West Nile virus can breed in the water that collects in dumped tires. Prevent mosquito habitat and dispose of your old tires properly by participating in this program.