Recycling fees often apply to help cover handling, transportation, and the costs to properly recycle tires. The companies listed collect tires from the public, but this is not the final step in disposal. Used tires can be retread, burned as fuel, or ground up into crumb rubber and used in place of asphalt. The fees collected by retailers are used to pay for recycling or proper disposal. The following organizations recycle tires:
Tire piles may hold water and become mosquito breeding grounds. Tire piles can also be a fire hazard because once ignited, they burn uncontrollably at very hot temperatures and produce black smoke and hazardous, oily residue.