Solid Waste Management Program fact sheet
Division of Environmental Quality Director: Ed Galbraith

What is a scrap tire?
In general, a scrap tire is a tire that is:

(Refer to Section 260.200 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri and Chapter 8 of Title 10, Division 80 of the Code of State Regulations (10 CSR 80-8) for specific definitions and exclusions.) The Code of State Regulations is available on the Web at .

Where can scrap tires be taken?
Scrap tires may be taken:

Note: It is illegal to burn tires in Missouri except at facilities approved by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Uncontrolled burning of tires can pollute our air, water and groundwater.

How are scrap tires regulated in Missouri?
Current regulations require some individuals and businesses to register or obtain a permit to haul, process or store scrap tires. The following are some guidelines:

This document is intended to provide general information concerning the management of scrap tires. Specific requirements are contained in the Solid Waste Management Law and in the Solid Waste Management Rules and Regulations. ¬†Questions should be addressed to your local Missouri Department of Natural Resources Regional Office or to the Solid Waste Management Program at 573-751-5401. A list of regional offices is located on the department’s Web site at In addition to these state requirements, counties or municipalities may have additional requirements for management of scrap tires. Contact the county or municipal agency directly to learn of these requirements.