Disposing of old tires is a big problem for Texas residents, as most roll off companies won’t accept rubber in their containers. This is because of the requirements of the local landfills. Most landfills won’t accept tires or rubber at all for a multitude of reasons, all pertaining to environmental issues. A handful of landfills will still take rubber as long as it is prepped in a certain way. But those landfills are few and far between. Therefore, the answer to your tire disposal dilemma is to RECYCLE.
So let’s get right to it. The following is a list of some recycling centers around Houston, Katy, Brookshire, Fort Bend County, Waller County and Harris County that will accept your old tires. PLEASE NOTE: all of the information has been researched for accuracy as of the date of this post. Before you load up your old tires and head to the center, call to confirm hours and any limits on items accepted for recycling.
The first recycling facility is open to anyone in the area, with no residency requirements. However, it does happen to be one of the only recycling options for residents of Waller County. Location, contact information and other useful information for this facility is as follows:
Waller County Recycling Center
32159 Morton Rd.
Brookshie, TX 77423
Sunday – Closed
Monday – Closed
Tuesday: 8 am – 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am – 4 pm
Thursday: 8 am – 6 pm
Friday: 7 am – 3 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 12 pm
* This Recycling Center is NOT just limited to Waller County Residents.
** They accept tires, batteries and oil – three items prohibited in most roll off dumpsters.
*** Payments are accepted in cash only.
The next center is the Fort Bend Recycling Center in Rosenberg. This establishment is limited to residents of Fort Bend County only and you must be prepared to prove you live in the county. Fees must be paid by cash or check only.
Fort Bend Recycling Center
1200 Blume Rd.
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Monday: 8 am – 6 pm
Tuesday: 8 am – 4 pm
Thursday – Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm
Closed on Wednesdays, holidays and Saturdays on holiday weekends. As usual, call before you haul.
Those who live in Harris County, outside of the Houston City Limits, can make use of the Harris County Recycling Collection Facility in Northwest Houston. Please note that Hahl Road is under construction at this time. Check the website or call for questions about how to access the center until the road construction is completed. The detour is simple and temporary so don’t let that deter you from going.
Harris County Recycling Center
6900 Hahl Rd. Houston, 77040
281-560-6200 (info line)
281-560-6230 (closure info line)
Wednesday: 9 am – 3 pm
2nd Saturday of each month: 9 am – 2 pm
As we always advise, call before you haul.
This recycling center is FREE to residents of Harris County who reside outside of Houston city limits. You will be asked to show proof of residency in order to utilize this facility. And this facility, like others, accepts many different items for recycling. The six items listed below – including tires – are usually considered prohibited material by most dumpster rental companies:
- Gas and motor oil
- TIRES (generally up to 4 per visit)
- Some hazardous waste
For a complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable items at this facility, click here or call 281-560-6200.
This is just a few of the recycling centers in the Houston, Texas area that can take some of the items not allowed in most roll off dumpsters. Check back soon for our next post in the series where we will provide more recycling locations in the Greater Houston Area.
Until then, y’all take care.