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illegal tire dump

Landfill Ban
It is illegal in Vermont to landfill or stockpile tires.


What should I do with my tires?

  • If the tires are still usable, try selling or giving them away on Front Porch Forum, Craigslist, or the local classified ads. Or, put them out on your lawn with a "Free" or "For Sale" sign. 
  • Bring old tires to a Wheels for Warmth collection event (typically held in the fall). Tires will be resold if they are safe for use and recycled if they are not. Proceeds go toward emergency heating assistance programs for Vermonters.
  • When you buy new tires, ask your retailer to dispose of your old tires. All tire retailers will take scrap tires for a fee of typically $3-5/tire.
  • Contact your local Waste District or Town to find a transfer station or recycling center near you that accepts tires for a fee.
  • If you have a large quantity of tires (~100 or more), contact one of the below tire haulers/recyclers permitted to work in Vermont. these. Do not hire an unpermitted entity, as they may dump your tires illegally.
    • Fred Budzyn -Berlin, VT. (802) 333-4025 or (802) 479-1819
    • K-N-S Tire Recycling - Albany, VT. (802) 755-9278
    • BDS Waste Disposal - Norridgewock, ME. (207) 278-3833 or (207) 356-7976
    • Bob's Tire - Mattapoisett, MA. (508) 997-8545
    • FBS Tire Recycling, Inc. - Littleton, MA. (978) 772-4251
    • All Metals Recycling (Hauling only)- Hardwick, VT. (802) 472-5100
    • Burnett Scrap Metal LLC. (Hauling only) - Hinesburg, VT (802) 482-6075
    • Hoosick Tire & Services LLC. (Hauling only) - Cambridge, NY. (518) 677-3636

What else can I do?

Scrap tires are used in playgrounds, as swings, as planters, and for similar applications. Other uses of whole scrap tires, particularly large quantities, are generally not allowed. If you have an idea for a beneficial use of whole scrap tires, please contact the Solid Waste Management Program first. Do not collect or build with tires without prior approval.

Why are tires banned from the landfill?

Tires do not compress well in landfills and can trap methane gas, causing them to, eventually, “float” up to the surface, disrupting the landfill as they move. If they are left in large piles, tires can trap heat and become fire hazards. Tire piles can also trap water and become breeding grounds for mosquitos. Also, scrap tires can be burned for energy, recycled for use in other rubber products, added to pavement, shredded and used as a drainage medium, and otherwise beneficially reused. Landfilling tires would be a waste of a resource.