Image of cartoon tire promoting Tire Amnesty Day Waste Tire Amnesty Events have ended... for now.

This grant term was a great success! The grant provided funding for 36 Waste Tire Amnesty Events held in 2016 and 2017 and free disposal and recycling of over 12,400 waste tires brought in by El Dorado County residents. Communities were cleared of waste tires trashing residential properties and providing breeding grounds for mosquitos and other vectors.

Environmental Management would like to thank the following partners for their efforts helping make this Waste Tire Amnesty grant term a success:  

  • The Greenwood California Conservation Corps for supplying labor for the temporary events in the rural parts of El Dorado County. They worked tirelessly unloading and loading waste tires from vehicles to the collection dumpster to be hauled away for recycling.

  • Pinewood Elementary, Black Oak Unified School District, and Pioneer Union School District for allowing us to host the temporary events on your campuses allowing us to provide Waste Tire Amnesty Events in our rural communities.

  • El Dorado Disposal and South Tahoe Refuse for hosting the monthly Waste Tire Amnesty Events.

  • Local shops, businesses, community centers, etc. that let us post event flyers offering support and free advertising for the event.

Most importantly, we would like to thank residents of El Dorado County for coming out and recycling your waste tires.

The El Dorado County Environmental Management Department has applied for the next Waste Tire Amnesty Grant from CalRecycle. IF that grant is awarded, we expect that Waste Tire Amnesty Events will be available again monthly at both El Dorado Disposal and South Tahoe Refuse until those grant fund are exhausted or that grant term ends.

Check back to find out if we are awarded the grant and when future Waste Tire Amnesty Events will be offered.

El Dorado Disposal, South Tahoe Refuse, and Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal are still accepting waste tires for disposal/recycling for a fee. Contact them directly for rates.

El Dorado Disposal
South Tahoe Refuse
Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal