According to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), about 75% of the 44 million tires generated in California each year are recycled, while the remaining 10 million are dumped illegally, posing fire and health risks, creating habitat for rodents and insects, and polluting the environment.
Recycled tires are often ground down and combined with asphalt to produce a road surface that is quieter, lasts longer and needs fewer repairs than asphalt alone. Tires may also be shredded and used in landslide repair and embankments. To learn more about other uses for recycled tires, go to www.PavingGreenRoads.com.
Tires can be recycled at the Mariposa Landfill and County transfer stations. A small fee is charged to cover handling.The Mariposa Landfill is located at 5593 Hwy 49 North in Mariposa. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tues. - Sat.
The Don Pedro Transfer Station is located at 9729 Merced Falls Rd. and is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For additional information you may call the Public Works Department at (209) 966-5356 or (209) 966-5165.