Scrap Tire Pile ImageOld tires are a great place for mosquitoes to breed. Help us eliminate breeding sites by bringing your old tires to one of our tire drives. The photo at the left is a portion of the tires collected during one of our weeklong tires drives. These tires are collected and taken to Environmental Rubber Recycling in Flint, Michigan to be shredded. The shredded material is then used in many products. Chips of shredded tire rubber are used as fill in engineering projects. More finely chipped and screened tire rubber is used in playground and landscaping mulch. Crumb rubber is used to make better asphalt, while rubber mixed with urethane is used to make athletic track surfaces and a variety of molded products.

Tire Recycling

SCMAC is again accepting tires to recycle in 2016. Our tire recycling guidelines are listed below.

Drop Off Tires at SCMAC (revised December 2015)

  • Saginaw County Residents ONLY - Must have valid Michigan ID or Driver's License
  • 10 Tires TOTAL per property owner, per year
  • No tires on rims
  • No businesses or other revenue generating enterprises - Includes Agriculture and Contracting Operations
  • Car, truck, motorcycle, bike, and small household tires ONLY
  • SCMAC does NOT accept Semi, Tractor, or Heavy Equipment Tires.

SCMAC will be hosting 2 - week long tire drives again in 2016.  The following are the dates and locations for our tire drives.

  July Tire Drive Locations
July 18th - July 22nd
1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
July 18 Taymouth Township Hall
4343 E. Birch Run Rd
Taymouth Township
July 19 Ric's Food Center
176 Hemlock Plaza Dr.
Hemlock Township
July 20 Brant Township Hall
11012 S. Hemlock
Brant Township
July 21 Pat's Food Center
7620 Midland Rd.
Freeland Township
July 22 Thomas Township Hall
(Public Safety Lot Behind Hall
8215 Shields Drive
Thomas Township


Residential Tire Recycling

In 2004 legislation was passed in Michigan making it illegal to dump used tires into landfills. This has caused an increase in tires found in ditches, fields, woods, and backyards.  Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission will collect and recycle used tires through our tire drives and at our office, at 211 Congress.