WAYNE COUNTY, OHIO, Aug 2, 2021 — According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the EPA, around 290 million tires are discarded in the U.S. every year. Ohio law prohibits landfills in Ohio from all accepting scrap tires for disposal. It is also illegal to burn or dump tires anywhere in the State of Ohio.
- Toxin Release - Tires contain a host of chemicals and metals that should not be in the human body. And they do gradually erode and break down, leaching those chemicals into the environment. Fire Risk-tires can catch fires easily and burn for a long time.
- Pest Threat - If improperly stored, can become a breeding ground for thousands of mosquitoes which can carry life-threatening diseases such as dengue fever, West Nile virus, and various forms of encephalitis.
You should bring your tires to the Canton Recycle Center where they will be collected for free and properly recycled. Residents of Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne County may bring up to 10 tires per resident a year. To make an appointment to drop your tires off free of charge visit https://www.timetorecycle.org/hhw-appointments.