When possible, the EHU attempts to host an event twice per year. The public is typically notified at least a month in advance via press release, social media, and flyers. Prior to unloading tires, citizens are asked to estimate the number of tires brought. This data is used to determine the estimated total number of tires recycled per event.
Since starting in 2016, each event has accumulated more than 5,000 tires! A waste tire carrier, Tire Disposal & Recycling, Inc., is contracted to collect the tires which are later cleaned, shredded, and used in a multitude of ways for things like:
Ballast for railroad lines
Because events are dependent on funding by Ecology, the County isn't able to guarantee consistent scheduling. Check back here for info on the most current event details.
Must have a valid ID showing a Cowlitz address
No commercial sources
Tires may be on rims except for large truck, heavy equipment, or farm equipment tires
Please be prepared to unload your own tires
Click here to download a flyer that includes a map and directions!