Free tire collection events this fall

Partner with your neighborhood group to pick up and roll in old tires at free tire collection events! Neighborhood organizations can collect and deliver waste tires to the city’s Environmental Campus at 4707 Deramus on the following dates:

  • Oct. 15, 2016
  • Nov. 5, 2016
  • Nov. 19, 2016


Tire amnesty collections are usually held the first Saturday of each month. This fall the city is adding extra dates – Oct. 15 and Nov. 19 – to provide extra clean up opportunities. Additionally, tire trailers will be placed in two neighborhoods – Marlborough on Oct. 15th and Historic Northeast on Oct. 29th, to help these areas which have an additional need.


Plus, a special collection event on Nov. 5, 2016, provides KCMO residents the opportunity to responsibly dispose of tires, as well as paint, brush, small appliances, electronics, building materials, glass, and clothing. This event will be held at the Manuel Tech Career Center, 1320 Truman Road, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Proof of residency is required.


A neighborhood group can drop off tires at no charge if an approved letter from the neighborhood organization is provided at the designated tire drop-off location. Residents of Kansas City, Missouri can drop off waste tires at the Environmental Campus, 4707 Deramus, on the first Saturday of each month from March through November. Operating hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This service is for residents of Kansas City, Mo., and is not intended for businesses.


You may bring rimmed or rimless tires to the drop-off site. Proof of residence must be provided. A fee of $1.50 (cash only) will be collected for each rimless automobile tire. Fees are higher for tires on rims, larger tires, and for tires that are excessively muddy. All fees are to be paid in cash only.


Fees for waste tires:
$1.50 per car tire, rimless $3 per car tire,on rims
$4 per truck tire, rimless $8 per truck tire, on rims
$11 per tractor tire, rimless $17 per tractor tire, on rims
$0.50 per rim without tire
$0.50 per lawnmower or bike tire
$2 additional charge per muddy tire


When tires are illegally dumped along roadways, ditches and vacant lots they not only make the City look dirty, but they also can lead to health risks.Tires are not collected with residential trash. The Solid Waste Division offers a waste tire drop-off program to help residents and neighborhoods properly dispose of waste tires. This program is available to all City of Kansas City, Missouri residents and keeps the city clean while building community pride.