The Recycling Center holds a seasonal waste tire collection. County residents and businesses can drop off their unwanted tires for a fee. Accepted tires include car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, atv, semi, and tractor tires. Tires should be separated into “on road tires” and “off road tires”.
Manitowoc County Recycling Center - Main Office
3000 Basswood Road, Manitowoc, WI
April through October
Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm
Saturday 8am - Noon
Tires have been banned from landfills for many years. Because of the high disposal costs, tires are often thrown in our woodlands, waterways, along roadways, or in illegal stockpiles. Improper disposal can lead to significant environmental problems such as surface and groundwater contamination, fires which release toxic fumes, and the creation of habitats for pests such as rodents and mosquitoes. Proper disposal will reduce or eliminate these problems.
Waste tires can be reused in a number of beneficial ways. They can be shred into rubber chips and used as artificial turf or as a groundcover in playgrounds. Finely ground ‘crumb rubber’ can be used in artificial turf, athletic tracks, sidewalks and other rubber products. Nylon and steel found in tires is also separated and recycled. Depending on what other materials are in the tire they may also be used as a fuel source. When burned in specially designed incinerators the release of noxious smoke can be controlled.
Manitowoc County residents can be proud of their commitment to recycling and the betterment of our environment. Thanks to the many participants, the Tire Collection brought in 1677.1 tons of unwanted tires since it started in 1998.
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