Updated on July 24, 2020



If in good shape, sell or donate. If not, the City of Berkeley accepts these at the Berkeley Transfer Station at 1201 Second Street (Mon-Sat 8am-430pm)


Call your local auto mechanic or parts supplier to inquire about tire takeback programs onsite.


The materials of modern pneumatic tires are synthetic rubber, natural rubber, fabric and wire, along with carbon black and other chemical compounds. Elastomers (natural and synthetic rubber)Reinforcing fillers (carbon black and silica)Plasticizers (resins, oils)Chemicals (sulfur)Metal reinforcements (wires, bead wires)Textile reinforcements (rayon, aramid, nylon, polyester)Tire dust is one of the leading sources of microplastics found in 94% of drinking water (bottled and tap) in the United Sates.

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