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Need to Get Rid of Those Old Tires?

August 9, 2022

Discarding old tires present a serious problem. As the tires breakdown, the chemicals they contain and heavy metal seep into the environment. It is reported that these materials are carcinogenic and mutagenic which means they cause cancers and gene mutations.

According to MDE, a scrap tire is a tire that can no longer be used for its original purpose. These tires, because of their size, shape and associated environmental hazards, present both difficult and costly disposal and recycling challenges for the entities responsible for overseeing their management.


Drop Off Old Tires at Residential Scrap Tire Drop-off Event Saturday, Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Baltimore City residents will have an opportunity to get rid of old and unwanted tires at the Residential Scrap Tire Drop-off Event scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will host the Residential Scrap Tire Drop-Off Event in partnership with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Maryland Environmental Service (MES).

This event is intended to provide a free, responsible disposal alternative for residents who have accumulated a small number of scrap tires.

For this Scrap-Tire Drop-off Event:

• Residents can make one trip to the DPW Property Management Facility, which is located at 115 S. Kresson Street, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

• Residents can drop off up to 10 tires, without rims

• Only small truck and passenger car tires will be accepted; no commercial tires are allowed. The tires will be collected from each vehicle that enters the facility

• Commercial haulers or generators of scrap tires will not be permitted

Scrap tires collected during the event will be transported by licensed scrap tire haulers to licensed facilities for recycling or disposal.

This event is made possible by the State Used Tire Clean-Up and Recycling Fund, which is paid for by the $0.80 recycling fee on the sale of a new tire. MDE-MES may use the fund for projects to reduce, recover, and recycle scrap tires in Maryland. Recycled tires can be repurposed as playground cover, rubberized asphalt, wastewater treatment filters, garden mulch, building materials, erosion control, and can even be used as an alternative fuel.


Baltimore County operates three facilities where County residents can take residential trash and recyclables. Our customer service staff at 410-887-2000 handles phone calls for all three facilities. Please note that most GPS devices and smart phone apps are able to provide turn-by-turn directions to the facility addresses listed below.

All three drop-off centers are currently in service with normal operating hours (including the usual holiday schedule). Beginning April 1, yard materials brought to County drop-off centers for recycling must be contained in paper bags, or no bags at all. Yard materials in plastic bags will no longer be accepted.

Drop-Off Facilities:

View hours and directions for the three County drop-off facilities:

See how holidays may affect whether facilities are open or closed.

Search a directory of accepted materials at each facility.

View details regarding mulch and compost availability.

Disposal Rules and Guidance:

Learn when a fee or refuse disposal authorization may be required to dispose of material.

Read the refuse disposal Frequently Asked Questions.

View detailed disposal regulations.

Learn about the community clean-up application process and policies.

1. Eastern Sanitary Landfill Solid Waste Management Facility (White Marsh)

Picture of mapped location of Eastern Sanitary Landfill.

6259 Days Cove Road, White Marsh, Maryland 21162

Phone: 410-887-2000

Off 11400 block Pulaski Highway, one block east of Allender Road.

Monday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

(Residents must be finished unloading by 3:30 p.m.)

From west of Harford Road:

I-695 to Exit 31C, White Marsh Boulevard (Route 43)

Take Route 43 to the Pulaski Highway (Route 40) east exit

Go approximately two and one-half miles on Pulaski Highway to Days Cove Road and turn right at the traffic light

Main gate is one mile on right

From between Harford Road and I-95:

I-695 to Exit 35, Pulaski Highway (Route 40)

Go east approximately five miles to Days Cove Road and turn right

Main gate is one mile on right

From east of I-95:

Take Pulaski Highway (Route 40) east.

Go to Days Cove Road about two and one-half miles beyond the intersection at White Marsh Boulevard (Route 43)

Turn right on Days Cove Road

Main gate is one mile on right

Picture of mapped location of Resource Recovery Facility.

2. Central Acceptance Facility (Cockeysville)

201 West Warren Road

Cockeysville Maryland 21030

Phone: 410-887-2000

Entrance to the facility is on Drop Off Drive, off of Warren Road, one-quarter mile west of York Road and one-quarter mile east of Beaver Dam Road.

Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Note: Some computer map programs will inaccurately show this address on the east side of York Road.)

From areas south of Cockeysville:

I-83 north to Warren Road

Go one mile to Drop-Off Drive and turn right

From areas north of Cockeysville:

I-83 south to Shawan Road-East

Go one-half mile to York Road and turn right

Go one-half mile to Warren Road and turn right

Go one-quarter mile to Drop-Off Drive and turn left

Picture of mapped location of Western Acceptance Facility.

3. Western Acceptance Facility (Halethorpe)

3310 Transway Road, Halethorpe, Maryland 21227

Phone: 410-887-2000

Go to the end of Transway Road, off the 4500 block of Hollins Ferry Road (Beltway Exit nine).

Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

I-695 to Exit nine, Hollins Ferry Road

Go west on Hollins Ferry Road, approximately one-quarter mile, to the first left; look for Western Acceptance Facility sign at Transway Road

Turn left onto Transway Road

At dead-end, turn right into the facility and follow signs to drop-off center at rear of facility

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