Old tires that have outlived their usefulness on the road, are still useful if properly disposed of. That’s because tires are recyclable. But if they are dumped, at least three bad things can happen:
1. Dumping old tires is illegal! You can be arrested and prosecuted by local authorities.
2. Tire fires emit toxic fumes and cause hazardous waste.
3. Illegal tire dumps are a public health hazard. They can breed mosquitoes, other disease-carrying vectors, and can attract rodents and other pests.
If tires are properly disposed of at a local collection center, a lot of good things can happen:
1. Old tires are recyclable.
2. Recycling old tires keeps them out of landfills, and prevents public health hazards.
3. Recycled tires can be used for fuel in manufacturing.
4. Tires that are processed for recycling can also be used for the re-manufacture of new rubber-based products.
5. Ground-up tires can be marketed for architectural, landscape and playground mulch, as well as football and soccer-field turf.
6. Recycled tires provide steel cord that can be re-used.
7. Old tires are ideal for fill, embankments and the prevention of soil erosion.
Individuals may dispose of four tires off the rim per month at collection centers free of charge. A $3 fee per tire will be charged for every tire over the four-tire limit.
To properly dispose of tires so they can be recycled, please bring your tires to any of these public collection centers:
Arkadelphia Tire & Outfitters
1802 Pine Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Conway City Landfill
4550 Hwy 64 West
Conway, AR 72033
M-Th 7:30-3:30; F 7:30 – 3:00;
Sat 7:30 – 3:30
Hot Springs Tire and Auto
3123 Albert Pike Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913
M-F 8:00 - 5:00; Sat 9:00 - Noon
K & A Tires and More
628 East Page Avenue
Malvern, AR 72104
M-F 8:00 - 5:00; Sat 8:00 - Noon
Lonoke Tire & Lube
808 N Center St
Lonoke, AR 72086
M-F 7:30 - 5:30; Sat 7:30 - Noon
Harvey’s Garage, Inc.
1905 Main Street
Des Arc, AR 72040
M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Davis Rubber Company
1800 E. 14th Street
Little Rock, AR 72203
M-F 8:30 - 12:00; 12:30 - 3:00
18511 West Sardis Road
Bauxite, AR 72011
M-F 4:30 - 3:00; Sat 6:00 - Noon
To download, view, and print the PDF list of public tire collection centers, click here.
For more information about tire disposal in Clark, Faulkner, Garland, Hot Spring, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie, Pulaski or Saline Counties, contact the Regional Recycling District at 501-340-8787, or go to RegionalRecycliing.org.