Anza and Aguanga residents seeking to dispose of old tires on their property or those found piled up on the roads can bring them into to the Anza Transfer Station and get rid of them for free Saturday, April 15.
The Anza Free Tire Collection event April 15 will start at 8 a.m. and end at noon. The special event is sponsored by the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources and CR&R at the Anza Transfer Station located at 20329 Terwilliger Road in Anza. The tire disposal event is open only to Anza and Aguanga residents with proper ID.
However, residents are restricted to bring in only nine tires at a time as approved by state law. The tires must be without rims and must be less than 4 feet in diameter. If residents have more than nine tires, to transport or bring in, they may call the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources at (951) 486-3200 at least one week prior to the April 15 event (by April 7), to receive a waiver, officials said. Cast off tires will not be accepted from businesses or nonprofits.
In the past, area residents have complained to the County Board of Supervisors about the large numbers of old tires and cast off on the backroads by those who do not want to pay for their disposal. The Free Tire Events have been the positive result of resident requests who grew tired of people tossing out their tires on the back roads or on their properties making an unsightly mess and costly to pick up and take to a dump or recycler.
Normally, there is a cost to dispose of the tires that are deemed to be “hazardous waste” and a danger to wildlife due to their long material lifespan. Disposal companies can recycle some old tires and use the material for different things like runners, mats, flooring, paving and even fuel.