Does Walmart Take Old Tires? [Fees, Other Options & More]

Got old tires to dispose of, and wonder does Walmart take old tires? Then, here's everything we've found about disposing of old tires at Walmart.

There are tons of products available at Walmart. In fact, one of Walmart’s annual reports stated that they stocked up on over 75 million different products. And among all these products, one common item that customers buy at Walmart is tires.

This is because the Walmart Auto Care center and the Walmart Tire Center offer a variety of different services to people with cars. On top of that, buying tires and having them installed in the same place is very convenient for many people.

But as many car owners know, buying new tires is easy, disposing of old ones is hard.

While there are some tire stores that accept old tires for recycling or disposing of, many people wonder if Walmart will accept their old tires.

If you plan on disposing of old tires at Walmart, you’ve come to the right place. We discuss whether they accept used tires, if they have a tire disposal fee, and even how much it will cost you to dispose of tires at Walmart.

Read on to learn more.

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Does Walmart Take Used Tires?

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Currently, Walmart will not take used tires from customers. Both their Tire Center and Auto Care Centers will not dispose of or recycle tires for customers. If you plan on disposing of tires, you may want to contact the tire manufacturer or local waste disposal management offices to learn how.

With that said, if you’re getting tires installed at Walmart, you may leave your old tires there for disposal. However, this service is not free and may cost you varying amounts of money depending on your state and location.

Is There A Walmart Tire Disposal Fee?

If you go to a Walmart to have your tires installed, it can be easy to assume that they will accept and dispose of your old tires for free. However, neither the Tire Center nor Auto Care Center offers this service for free.

Whether you’re getting tires installed or regular maintenance for your car at Walmart, if you plan on leaving your tires there for disposal, you will have to pay a fee. Even if you plan to leave relatively new tires at Walmart (for whatever reason), there is still a fee that applies that may even vary depending on your location.

However, Walmart does host occasional Fall Tire Cleanup events, wherein you can bring in old tires for disposal for free. Keep in mind that this isn’t a regular event and there’s a chance that your local Walmart won’t host this event at all.

If you’re really in need of disposal of your tires and you don’t want to pay a fee, you’re better off calling the tire manufacturer or your city’s local waste management and recycling department.

How Much Is The Walmart Tire Disposal Fee?

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As mentioned earlier, the Walmart tire disposal fee varies depending on your location. So, there is no definite answer to this question.

If you want to learn about the Walmart tire disposal fee of your local store before going in for tire installation or other services, you may use the Walmart store locator tool. With this tool, you can enter your location, find the local Walmart, then call them to inquire about their tire disposal fee.


As of 2023, Walmart does not accept or take used and old tires for free. So, you cannot bring your old tires to Walmart for recycling or disposal.

However, when getting a service such as a tire installation and other maintenance at the Walmart Tire or Auto Center, you may leave your old tires there, but you will have to pay a disposal fee which can vary from state to state.

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Arthur Beringer

Arthur graduated in 2002 with a Master's in Business Administration from LSU Alexandria. After working in the retail industry for almost 20 years, he decided to quit and write full-time to help readers who are searching online for consumer-related answers.