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Tires & Automotive Products
The Recycling Center strives to recycle as many materials as possible. Unfortunately, because of the bulk and labor involved with processing, some items have a small fee attached to them.

Residents and businesses can dispose of an unlimited number of tires at a charge of $.08 per pound with or without rims. The average car tire is 14-inches and costs about $1.60 to recycle without a rim. Other types of tires (tractor, etc.) are also accepted at the same charge. If Recycling Center Staff have to stack the tires, the charge increases to $.16 per pound.

Other automotive materials, such as used oil and oil filters, anti-freeze and windshield washer fluid, may be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Regional Collection Center.

Tire & Automotive Care
According to AAA, checking tire inflation is very important in maximizing gas mileage.

Driving on an under-inflated tire is:
  • Unsafe. Under inflation causes tires to build excessive heat that can damage tires over time and lead to failure. It can also degrade handling precision and increase stopping distances.
  • Not fuel efficient. For every one PSI pressure drop in all four tires, gas mileage is reduced approximately 0.4 percent, the equivalent of about $.08 a gallon
  • Increasing tire wear. Under-inflated tires wear unevenly, reducing the life of tires and requiring more frequent tire replacement.

Other Car Tips to Improve Gas Mileage

  • Drive sensibly. Aggressive driving wastes gas.
  • Observe the speed limit. As a rule of thumb, you can assume that for every 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.20 per gallon for gas.
  • Remove excess weight. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your mpg by up to 2%.
  • Avoid excessive idling. Idling gets 0 mpg.
  • Use cruise control. Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas.
  • Use overdrive gears. When you use overdrive gearing, your car's engine speed goes down. This saves gas and reduces engine wear.
  • Check and replace air filters regularly. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve your car's gas mileage by as much as 10 percent.

For more information on tire and automotive care, check out this website on fuel economy.  


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