Scrap Tire Recycling

Scrap Tire Facilities

Wake County provides facilities for residents and businesses to recycle whole, clean tires that have been removed from the rim. Tire retailers, scrap tire collectors, scrap tire processors and/or scrap tire haulers must provide a NC Scrap Tire Certification Form and in some cases, a E-500G Scrap Tire Disposal Tax form in order to use Wake County Scrap Tire Facilities. A scrap tire certification form is NOT required for Wake County residents disposing of five or less tires.

Locations

North Wake Scrap Tire Facility
9033 Deponie Drive, Raleigh NC 27614
Open Monday through Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm.

South Wake Scrap Tire Facility
6160 Old Smithfield Road, Apex NC 27539
Open Monday through Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm.

Disposal Rules

Scrap Tires from Residents

Wake County residents may dispose off 5 or less scrap tires free of charge at Wake County Facilities. For residents with more than 5 tires, please contact Wake County for additional information.

Disposal Locations for Residents

Scrap Tires from Businesses

All tire retailers, scrap tire collectors, scrap tire processors and/or scrap tire haulers must provide a NC Scrap Tire Certification Form with Part 1 and Part 2 completed and signed in order to use Wake County Scrap Tire Facilities. 

  • Part 1 is to be completed by the tire retailer or generator of the tires.

  • Part 2 is to be completed by the scrap tire hauler dropping off the tires at a Wake County Scrap Tire Facility. Please note that all scrap tire haulers must be registered by the Division of Waste Management - Solid Waste Section with a valid hauler's ID Number. Tire retailers who haul only their scrap tires may use their state sales tax number as the ID number in Part 2. The County may also require retailers to provide a completed E-500G Scrap Tire Disposal Tax form.

  • Part 3 is left blank to be completed by Wake County’s contractor.

Disposal Locations for Business

Unacceptable Items

Cut tires, tires with rims, construction equipment tracks, oversized farm or construction equipment tires, tires from tire dumps or cleanups.

Tires bought or sold outside of North Carolina are not eligible for disposal at Wake County Facilities.  

Tires from Cleanups or Dumps

Tires from scrap tire dumps are not accepted at Wake County Facilities. If the scrap tire dump is located on private property, the property owner and/or responsible party is responsible for the cost of cleanup, including disposal fees. Scrap tires must be disposed of at permitted scrap tire disposal facility, such as Liberty Tire located at 1616 McCoy Town Road, Cameron NC 28326. Please contact Liberty Tire at 919-499-2301 for hours of operation and associated disposal costs.