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What is the Tire Fee Program?

The City of Madison charges for the collection and disposal of tires. A fee is charged for the collection of most tires. This fee also applies to tires brought into the drop off sites.

A $5 Fee is charged for the following

  • Automobile Tires
  • Small Truck Tires
  • Motorcycle Tires

A $10 Fee is charged for the following

  • Car, small truck, and motorcycle tires on rims
  • Large truck tires
  • Tractor tires

Note: We do not accept large truck or tractor tires on rims. We do not accept tires from end loaders, graders, or other large equipment.

There is no fee for small trailer tires, bicycle tires, or golf cart tires.

How do I pay the fee?
You pay the fee by purchasing Tire Fee stickers, similar to those used in the Appliance Fee Program. For the Tire Fee Program we only sell $5 stickers. If you have a tire that requires a $10 fee you must purchase two $5 stickers.

The sticker(s) are then attached to the tire when it is placed at the curb.

Where can I purchase a Tire Fee Sticker(s)?

Tire fee stickers are available at the following outlets

  • Order online
  • By Mail: Street Division, 1501 W. Badger Rd., Madison, WI 53713
  • In person: During regular business hours Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm
    City Treasurer: 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    Street Division: 1501 W. Badger Rd., or 4602 Sycamore Ave.
  • All Madison Public Library branches during their regular business hours

Do I have to pay the fee if I bring my tires to the drop off sites?

YES. The tire fee applies to tires brought into the City drop off sites.

Is there any place I can take old tires and not pay a fee?

No. As of July 2016, Dane County residents can take car and small truck tires the Dane County Landfill at a charge of $155 per ton. For information or potential updates to the fees charged by Dane County call (608) 838-9555. The landfill is located on Highways 12 & 18 across from the Yahara Golf Course.

Are there other tire disposal options?

Most tire dealers in the area take old tires from their customers. They do charge fees, but those fees are lower than those charged by the City of Madison.