There are a number of locations around the area that accept auto products, such as used motor oil, gas, batteries and tires, for recycling. Also, check the Yellow Pages for local service stations. Some may charge a small fee. In addition, check the Yellow Pages under "Auto Salvage" for a list of opportunities for recycling large car parts and entire cars. In addition to auto salvage operations, there are charitable organizations that will accept vehicle donations. They include Saginaw Habitat for Humanity and Wheels for Wishes (donations go toward the Make a Wish Foundation in Michigan).
Used Tire Recycling
Old tires make excellent breeding grounds for mosquitoes, so proper disposal of tires is a must. Mosquitoes are not just annoying, they can carry germs that can cause diseases.
The Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission operates various programs aimed at controlling the mosquito population. One program deals with mosquito habitat reduction. Getting rid of used tires piled outside is a key component in accomplishing this task.
Mosquito Abatement hosts multiple Tire Drives yearly to collect unwanted car, truck and agri-tires from Saginaw County residents. The events are held at various locations around the County. Proof of residency required. The following drop-off rules apply:
Up to 10 tires allowed per household address
No rims allowed - just the rubber
Saginaw County residents only - NO BUSINESSES!
NOTE: Large earthmover and loader tires are NOT ACCEPTED at the tire drive sites. For disposal of these tires, contact Mosquito Abatement to schedule a drop-off directly at their facility during the Tire Drive Weeks.