Whatcom County Health and Community Services is hosting a free tire recycling event for Whatcom County residents on Sunday, September 24 and Sunday, October 1 from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm at the Cedarville Dropbox and Recycling Center (3463 Cedarville Road, Bellingham).
Driving Directions: Follow Mt. Baker Highway to Cedarville Road near Nugent's Corner. Go north on Cedarville Road approximately 1/4 mile and turn left into the Cowden Ready Mix plant. The Transfer Station is straight through the Cowden plant and up the hill.
This event is for Whatcom County residents only. The event will accept:
No cost, the event is free.
Bring a load to both days of the recycling event, or take them to a tire shop such as Discount Tire, or to the dump on Slater Road and pay for disposal.
Yes, with proof of another Whatcom County residence address on ID or a utility bill.
Since 2015, four similar tire drop-off events have recycled over 310 tons of tires from Whatcom County households. We will gather information over the coming year to help us plan other tire recycling events around the county.
WA Department of Ecology administers a tire cleanup program funded by a $1.00 fee per tire collected at the point of sale for new tires.
The Health Department and Public Works will pay for some labor and equipment costs.
The tires are managed by a private contractor to WA Department of Ecology.
Tire recycling and disposal is market driven, and landfilling sometimes occurs. Common reuse and recycling applications include: