Waste and Used Tire Program

Hundreds of tires are illegally dumped every year in San Mateo County. Numerous more are stockpiled at residences. Millions of dollars are spent annually to clean up tires and illegal tire dumps statewide. Your tax dollars and other recycling-based fees pay for city and county personnel to collect dumped tires and place them into the recycling stream.

Additionally, improperly stored tires contribute to the spread of West Nile Virus and in large numbers, cause hard to extinguish and toxic fires.

In 1990, the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) enacted requirements for disposal and storage of waste tires. Beginning July 2003, CIWMB turned over a portion of the program to San Mateo County Environmental Health. The County is responsible for identification, investigation, and enforcement of waste tire generators, haulers, and facilities.

Generator, Hauler, Facility and Household Waste programs



For more information, visit the CalRecycle website (formerly CIWMB).