Tire Recycling Information

During every stream cleanup we host, we pull as many tires out of the Mill Creek as we can drag, carry or canoe. On average, that amounts to about 100 a year, but there are always plenty more. Though we're sure every tire has its own story, ultimately we'd like to avoid that story ending in the Mill Creek.

Here are a few resources on how to recycle tires:

Hamilton County Recycling, linked here, is the source.

More info:

Residents that live in the City of Cincinnati  and have City of Cincinnati trash & recycling can use the 5916000.com website or the Fix it Cincy! App or call 513-591-6000 to schedule a pick-up of up to four used tires. No fee!

Tire Discounters(all Cincinnati locations)

Accepts residential tires for a fee: $3.50/tire, preferably off the rim. Accepted during normal business hours.

Wal-Mart Tire & Lube (all Cincinnati locations)

1-800-WALMART (925-6278)

Accepts car, boat, motorcycle batteries. Also accepts up to 5 gallons of motor oil per day and tires for a fee:  $1.50/tire, must be off rim. Accepted during normal business hours.

Junk King

11472 Gondola Street

Sharonville, Ohio 45241


Request a pick up or drop off appliances, electronics, furniture, tires and many other items you may consider "junk" around your home for a fee. If you’re dropping off tires, there are two rates. If the tires are off rim: $5/tire, on rim: $9/tire. If you want to schedule a pick-up (maybe you have a few other large items to dispose of), they have an $89 charge for pick-up, and the rates are off-rim $5, on-rim $7, plus the rate for the other items being picked up.

Note: You’re only allowed to transport ten tires at a time legally due to fire hazard.