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Yukon residents pay a recycling fee up front as part of the purchase price of a tire. Used tires off rims come to the transfer station at the Waste Management Facility, and then are shipped to a recycling facility in Alberta where they are shredded into crumb rubber. Among other things, crumb rubber is added to Astroturf for extra cushioning, and is also used as ground cover for playground equipment and running tracks.

Tire stewardship

The Yukon Designated Materials Regulation sets a surcharge on any tire purchased in the Yukon with an inner diameter of less than 39 inches (99cm). This surcharge is deposited in the Recycling Fund and is used solely for management of the recycling program. Click here for more information on the Designated Materials Regulation for tires.

Tires – materials and services

Material Requirements Services Good to know
  • Tires with an inner diameter of 39” or less. Includes passenger car and truck tires, specialty tires, recreational vehicle tires and industrial / off-the-road tires
Must be off rim.

Must be separated from regular waste.

When mixed with regular waste, could trigger unsorted waste charges at the Waste Management Facility.
Drop off at the Waste Management Facility. Does not include wheelbarrow tires, bicycle tires, wheelchair tires, solid rubber tires or polyurethane tires. Tipping fees apply for these items.

Waste Sorting App

Sorting your waste is easy with our What Goes Where app. Type the name of an item into the search bar and we will give you recycling, composting, or disposal options.

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