Each year, the Lake County Public Services Department hosts a Tire Amnesty Program, which allows residents to drop-off tires at no charge, until all grant funds have been expended. Please call the recycling hotline at 263-1980 to confirm the program is still funded for the year.
Residents of Lake County may dispose of up to nine passenger or light truck tires, up to R19.5, free of charge. Tires will be accepted with and without rims. The Amnesty Program is not for commercial, heavy duty, farm, or heavy equipment tires. Residents may take up to nine tires to either Southlake Refuse & Recycling or to Lake County Waste Solutions. Customers will be asked to show proof of Lake County residency and sign a form showing number and origin of tires. No commercial tire, auto repair, or salvage businesses.
To dispose of 10 or more tires:
- You must obtain a waiver (at no cost) from Lake County Environmental Health, 922 Bevins Court in Lakeport, 263-1164.
- Application for this waiver must be made before transporting the tires to a facility as it takes a minimum of a full business day to process the paperwork.
- Additionally, call the Recycling Hotline at 263-1980 to receive pre-approval to utilize the amnesty program.
It's the Law!
Failure to obtain a waiver to transport more than 9 tires can result in fines ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 per violation per day and increased administrative penalties from $1,000 to $5,000 per violation per day and is enforced by the California Highway Patrol.
Paid in part by a grant from CalRecycle and the Lake County Public Services Department Waste Management Division.