Tire Recycling

WHAT CAN I DO WITH OLD TIRES?

RESIDENTS

Tires from residential sources are accepted for recycling at all County Refuse Transfer Stations and the Landfill free of charge. It is OK to leave rims on tires. Residents can bring up to eight auto and light truck tires, or four truck and high-performance tires per year.  Heavy equipment tires are not accepted for recycling at the County facilities. They must be accepted by recyclers listed below.

When purchasing new tires make sure to leave your old tires with the tire retailer/wholesaler you are purchasing your new tires from.  According to Hawaii state law, they are required to charge a disposal fee for tires and to accept your old used tires for recycling, in a quantity equal to the number of new tires you purchase.  The disposal fee cannot be discounted if you decide to keep your tires. For more information on the law or any questions about tire recycling please call 241-4841 OR the State Department of Health at (808) 586-4226.

BUSINESSES

Tires from Commercial (businesses) sources, are not accepted at County refuse stations; these tires may be taken to the locations below for recycling. Call for locations, hours of operations, and pricing:

  • PS&D Tires in Lihue: 245-9502
  • EH International located in Puhi.: 652-8486 
  • Unitek Solvent Services: 246-9265
  • Tire Warehouse in Lihue: 245-6754

The average cost is $5 per tire for regular autos and $15 each for over-sized tires.

Tires from residents and business must be recycled as described above, and are restricted from disposal on Kauai.