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State Tire Fees

USA Map for Tire Fees

Why do we collect state tire fees?

Individual states have established programs to deal with tire waste. As tires are not biodegradable, they remain in landfills in their original state. While this prevents the tires from environmental damage during their usage, unfortunately, it also damages the environment once the tires are removed from the vehicle. 

States have organized versatile programs to recycle and reuse worn out tires as tire waste has been a growing problem. However, these programs need to be funded. To fund them, each state established the state tire fees which help cover the cost of recycling. Installers and tire distributors pay these funds to ensure the unusable tires are correctly recycled and used.

As a result, Priority Tire, as other tire distributors, is required to charge state tire fees from our customers. 

How are tires recycled? 

Tire Recycle Fees

Tires can be recycled and reused in various ways. On the state-level the reusable parts of the tires are recycled to aid beneficial improvements. Tires can be used for playground surfaces, asphalt or mulch. These tire parts are either resold as various objects or put to use for the communities’ benefit. 

Some states use whole old tires to stabilize river banks and slopes, which helps improve the driving safety levels and the overall living conditions in the area.

The funds provided by the state tire fees, enable the states to improve the research dealing with the reusability of old tires. As the years go by, more and more ways of tire recycling are found, which lower the effect of old tires on the environment. 

 

How much is the state tire fee?

Tire Fee Cost

The state tire fee differs from state to state. Some states have an overall fee for all tires, which others categories the fees to accommodate the size and weight of the tires sold. 

Priority Tire charges the following state tire fees:

State

Fees 

Condition

Alabama

$ 1.00 

 

California

$ 1.75 

 

Colorado

$ 1.25 

 

Florida

$ 1.00 

 

Georgia

$ 1.00 

 

Indiana

$ 0.25 

 

Kansas 

$ 0.25 

 

Kentucky

$ 2.00 

 

Louisiana

$ 2.25 

For passenger vehicles

$5.00

For medium/light trucks

Maryland

$ 0.80 

 

Nebraska

$ 1.00 

 

Nevada

$ 1.00 

 

New Jersey

$ 1.50 

 

New York

$ 2.50 

 

North Carolina

2% 

Tires with a bead diameter of less than 20inches  

1%

Tires with a bead diameter of 20 inches or more.  

Ohio

$ 1.00 

 

Pennsylvania

$ 1.00 

 

South Carolina

$ 2.00 

 

Tennessee

$ 1.35 

 

Utah

$ 1.00 

 

Virginia

$ 0.50 

  

*This list is subject to update as state regulations change

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