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Take-Back Info for Businesses: Tires


items that must be accepted
legal requirements
how to comply 

Items That Must Be Accepted 

Any motor vehicle tire when new tire is purchased.

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Legal Requirements 

Applicable Law:

NY State Waste Tire Management and Recycling Act
Law: NY State ECL, Article 27, Title 19
Regulations: 6 NYCRR subpart 360-13

Businesses Affected:

Any tire service (meaning anyone in New York state that sells or installs new tires on any vehicle); and anyone that sells new motor vehicles.

Includes tire shops, auto parts stores, vehicle repair shops, new car dealerships, among others.

Additional Info:

For info about the law, visit the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation leaving NYCWasteLess.

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How To Comply

1.    When a customer purchases new tires, collect a $2.50 per tire waste tire management and recycling fee.

When a customer purchases new tires, accept the tires they are replacing at no cost.


Post an 8 ½" x 14" or larger sign stating:

New York State law requires us to accept and manage waste tires from vehicles in exchange for an equal number of new tires that we sell or install. Tire retailers are required to charge a separate and distinct waste tire management and  recycling fee of $2.50 for each new tire sold. The retailers in addition are authorized, at their sole discretion, to pass on waste tire management and recycling costs to tire purchasers. Such costs may be included as part of the advertised price of the new tire, or charged as a separate per-tire charge in an amount not to exceed $2.50 on each new tire sold.

and one of the following statements:

Our waste tire management and recycling costs are included in the advertised price of each new tire.

We charge a separate per-tire charge of $2.50 on each new tire sold that will be listed on your invoice to cover our waste tire management and recycling costs.

For information about free images and signs visit business take-back signs.

4.      Remit $2.25 of the $2.50 waste tire management and recycling fee to the NY State Department of Taxation and Finance with a Quarterly Report. See NY State tax regulations leaving NYCWasteLess for info.

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