Residents may bring, without cost, up-to-four (4) light duty tires per year, to several County Disposal Sites including: Bena, Boron, Mojave-Rosamond, Ridgecrest, Shafter-Wasco, Taft, and Tehachapi Landfills, as well as the Kern Valley and Lebec Transfer Stations. Any light duty tires, in excess of four (4), will be charged at $2.00 per tire.  Tires are NOT ACCEPTED at the McFarland-Delano Transfer Station, Glennville Transfer Station, or any Bin Site.

NOTE: It is illegal to transport more than 9 tires, to a disposal site without a Waste Tire Hauler Registration from Kern County Environmental Health Services. Tires must be deflated if it still on the rim.

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Waste Category Waste Type Residential Commercial
Tires Light Duty $2/tire $2/tire
Heavy Duty $10/tire $10/tire
Oversize $14/tire $14/tire
Earthmover/Bulk $200/ton $200/ton