San Francisco

Tires

Tires
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Instructions

Tires will not be accepted as a part of the residential, curbside compost, recycling, or landfill collections. 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)

Alternatives

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

Facts

The materials making-up 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), and Textile reinforcements (rayon, aramid, nylon, polyester). Tire dust (from abrasive friction on roads) 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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