FAQs


Q: What do I do with my scrap or used tires/tyres?

A: Please drop off your used or scrap tires Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at WV Tire Disposal, Inc.: 26 Bryants Branch Rd., PO Box 786, Summersville, WV 26651.

*The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection also sponsors days throughout the year for residents to properly dispose of their scrap tires for free.


Q: Will you pick up my scrap tires/tyres or do I have to drop them off?

A:  WV Tire Disposal operates a fleet of trucks to pick up your scrap tires. In addition, we offer a drop-and-hook pickup option: we leave trailers at your site and you fill them at your convenience. When the trailers are full, we haul them away for you. Customers can also drop off tires at the facility during designated hours.


Q: What types of scrap tires/tyres do you accept?

A: WV Tire Disposal accepts all types of used and scrap tires, including private passanger tires, truck tires, tractor tires and heavy equipment OTR (Off the Road) tires.


Q: Do you properly and legally store scrap tires/tyres?

A: Yes. WV Tire Disposal is a bonded facility that buries tires in a lined monofill equipped to protect both the environment and the public from adverse effects of scrap tires until they can be recycled. We are always working to recycle 100% of the tires we receive.


Q: Why is it important to promptly and properly dispose of scrap tires/tyres?

A: Scrap tires present environmental, health and safety hazards. Rainwater accumulates in tire piles, creating an ideal environment for mosquitoes – known transmitters of West Nile Virus and LaCrosse Encephalitis. Fire is also a hazard, as a large accumulation of tires has the potential for a dangerous blaze.


Q: Can I be fined if I improperly dispose of scrap tires?

A: Yes. Burning or improper storage of scrap tires/tyres is illegal in West Virginia and various other states. This will result in fines and jail time.


Q: How can I find out how much it will cost to dispose of my tires?

A: You can reach us by visiting the Contact Us (link to Contact Us page) page and completing the form or call us directly at 1-800-559-0204


Q: How does tire recycling work?

A: Citizens are encouraged to turn old tires into their community's waste tire collection system for enviromental, safety and health purposes.


Q: What is the penalty for illegal dumping of waste tires/tyres?

A: Dumping of tires is illegal in West Virginia. Law states: It shall be unlawful for any person to store, dispose of, speculatively accumulate or otherwise place more than 100 waste tires on public or private property without first having obtained a permit as required by law or in a manner consistent with any local ordinance. No person shall allow others to store, dispose of, speculatively accumulate or otherwise place on his property more than 100 waste tires without first having obtained a permit as required. Any person who knowingly violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor (confinement in jail for up to twelve months and a fine of up to $2,500, either or both). However, any person who knowingly violates any provision of this section and such violation involves 500 or more waste tires shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony (imprisonment for one to five years or jail for up to twelve months and a fine of up to $2,500, either or both).