When tires reach the end of their useful life, they must be disposed of responsibly. 1993's Waste Tire Disposal Act states that "No person shall dispose of waste tires on any public or private property or in the waters of this state..." The curved shape of a tire allows rainwater to collect and provides a perfect home and breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests who carry disease. When stored improperly, stockpiled tires present a fire hazard and their cumbersome size means scrap tires would take up valuable landfill space. Southern Idaho Solid Waste recycles tires to divert them from the waste stream, and give them new life. Rubber tires are recycled into many products such as base for roads, playground surfaces, mats, and even sandals! Last year, 325 tons of tires were diverted from Milner Butte Landfill by recycling. Prolong the life of your tires by taking care of them. Tires of all kinds are accepted at all transfer stations and Milner Butte Landfill during open hours. Tires are recycled into road base, playground surfaces, running tracks, and rubber mats. Contact us at (208) 432-9082 for disposal fees.