Recycling is a good practice to get into, but it can be a bit complicated. Somethings can’t be recycled while others need to follow specific instructions in terms of preparation and location drop off. Those who have previously and properly ‘recycled’ grass brush, electronics, and/or metal goods are probably familiar with these rules. So, what about tires? If you have old and useless tires to get rid of, where can you take those to be recycled?
Can I Recycle My Tires?
Tires, like electronics and metal goods, are technically not recyclable but can be properly disposed of by following the instructions of your local city borough.
The Borough of Lodi, New Jersey states that tires can be dropped off at the Department of Public Works Recycling Center. Only accepting tires a few dates throughout the year, we recommend contacting the DPW by phone or in person to inquire about the next date when you can ‘recycle’ your tires.
Additionally, there are a few dates throughout the year when tires will be accepted with a curbside pickup. As the 2019 dates have not yet been posted, we again recommend contacting the DPW Recycling Center from their page linked above.
Lastly, the Bergen County Utilities Authority also holds a County Tire Drop-Off. These events also include collections for electronics and mobile paper shredding. The 2019 dates and locations announced for Bergen County are as follows:
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Rd., Paramus, NJ
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Campgaw Mountain Reservation
200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah, NJ
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
When ‘recycling’ tires, please remember to remove rims and any other attachments.