Tyres disposal

We stopped accepting vehicle tyres for disposal because we need more space for recycling at the council’s recycling and waste facilities. We are trying to make space for more recyclable materials instead, so that residents can recycle more.

Dispose through a garage

When you need new tyres on your car, ask the garage where you have them fitted to dispose of your old tyres for you. They will normally do this for a small charge. If you change your vehicle tyres at home, the company you buy your tyres from may be able to dispose of your tyres for a small charge.  Always check first.

Dispose at a council site

If you are unable to dispose of your tyres through a garage, the council offers a tyre waste disposal service.

What is accepted

We won't accept:

  • Bicycle tyres - you can put them into the non-recyclable waste skip at our recycling centres
  • Truck tyres
  • Wheel rims - you can put them  in the scrap metal container at our recycling centres

We will accept:

  • Car tyres
  • Motorbike tyres van tyres
  • Domestic 4x4s tyres

We will accept 4 tyres per household per financial year from 1st April to 31st March. Should there be a demand for additional tyres over and above the 4 from households with more than one vehicle, this will be reviewed as necessary.


This is a chargeable service and customers are required to pay £3.50 per tyre at the time of the deposit through chip and pin only.


The service is available at:

  • Banchory - Crow's Nest, Upper Lochton Road AB31 4EQ
  • Ellon - Balmacassie Commercial Park, Balmacassie Brae AB41 8BY
  • Macduff - Tarlair Way, Macduff AB44 1RU 

The hours of deposit are 7.30am to 10.30am Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Book a tyre disposal visit

Those wishing to make use of this service can make a booking via our online recycling booking system up to 7 days in advance, with bookings closing off at 4pm the day before the visit.

Book a visit