Nevada County residents are invited to participate in the annual tire amnesty event, June 17-21, 2019, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., daily. Photo by Peter Graves, BLM

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. June 13, 2019 – Nevada County residents are invited to participate in the annual tire amnesty event, June 17-21, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., daily.  The Bureau of Land Management, Tahoe National Forest, Waste Management and Nevada County sponsor the event. Residents of Nevada County, California, who have bald tires, flat donut replacements or worn out snow studs can bring them to this event for disposal.

“Illegal dumping continues to be a serious problem. This event is a positive, proactive approach to prevent illegal dumping on America’s public lands and helps keep our communities and the environment clean,” says Mother Lode Field Manager Elizabeth Meyer-Shields. “It is much easier to dispose of unwanted tires in this way, rather than the difficult task of pulling a heavy tire out of a steep ravine.”

Tires are not accepted from businesses and no tractor or commercial tires or tires with rims are allowed. Nevada County residents can dispose of up to nine tires at no cost at the following locations:

  • June 17-18: Waste Management-McCourtney Road Transfer Station & Recycling Center, 14741 Wolf Mountain Road, Grass Valley, CA  95949
  • June 19: Penn Valley Rodeo (behind the fire station), 10153 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley, CA  95946
  • June 20: Waste Management-North San Juan Transfer Station, 10125 Flume St., North San Juan, CA  95960
  • June 21: Waste Management-Washington Transfer Station, 15886 Gaston Road, Washington, CA  95986

Individuals who wish to dispose of more than nine tires must request an exemption letter from the Nevada County Department of Environmental Health by calling 530-265-1469.

The BLM is committed to keeping America’s public landscapes healthy and productive. Approximately 7,000 tires are turned in each year. Since 2014, the BLM has co-sponsored the event and has helped collect and transport nearly 30,000 tires to recycling centers. For more information, please call the Mother Lode Field Office at 916-941-3101.