Limited Time Harford County Program Offers Free, Eco-Friendly Tire Disposal


According to the Maryland Department of the Environment, the state generates nearly 5.9 million new scrap tires annually. (Image Credit: Shutterstock)

HARFORD COUNTY - Harford County is making it easier for residents to responsibly dispose of their used tires by announcing a tire recycling program running from Monday, October 9, 2023, to Friday, October 13, 2023.

The Harford Waste Disposal Center will accept tires on or off the rim from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the event days. Residents are allowed to drop off up to 10 passenger or light truck tires, must provide proof of residency, and are restricted to a single drop-off trip. Commercial and farm tires are not included in this program.

According to the Maryland Department of the Environment, the average American family owns two cars, with each car requiring tire replacements approximately every two years. In Maryland alone, this equates to nearly 5.9 million new scrap tires generated annually that need proper disposal.

Maryland's Scrap Tire Program is supported by the $.80 recycling fee collected when purchasing a new tire in Maryland. The funds are dedicated to cleaning up illegal tire stockpiles and managing scrap tire collection and recycling across the state. Since its inception, the program has successfully recovered over 10 million scrap tires from illicit stockpiles.

Those needing additional information about the tire recycling initiative are encouraged to contact Wendy Doring, Harford County Recycling Program Manager, at 410-638-3417 or

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