Tire Levy

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Wayne, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I was at the Robin Hood Bay dump with 6 motorcycle tires. The guy there said the tires will just go in the regular dump. BUT.....don't we pay a tire levy on bike tires?????
     
  2. Dougger

    Dougger Member

    You have to return them to a dealer or where you bought them. Then they will be sent to be recycled. At least they are supposed to be. Drop them at the dump and that is where they will stay.
     
  3. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    You pay the levy to cover the cost of recycling when you buy any tire locally. Should you pay the dealer you drop the tire off at the extra fee if you bought them online? Food for thought.
     
  4. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    Funny, the subtle differences between Nations.
    No tire levies here, but we get charged a fee to recycle the old tires when they are replaced.
    Its illegal to dispose of tires in a landfill here. Like styrofoam cups, they never decompose.
    Drive behind an Auto Repair Shop and you are likely to see a stack of bald tires breeding mosquitoes.
     
  5. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Robin Hood Bay has a tire recycling bin, which I was told my motorcycle tires do not go there. If I dropped them back to the dealer, where do they bring them??
     
  6. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    The City of St. John's website says it recycles motorcycle tires but not dirtbike tires or ATV tires. I wonder if dealers charge the levy on ALL tires. How does Robin Hood Bay determine motorcycle tires from dirt bike tires?
     
  7. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    Just wait until Robin Hood Bay is at the end of its useable life. There is no back yet and it’s coming sooner than later. Waste management in NL is a farce.
     
  8. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

  9. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    Interesting.
    Maybe I need to re-locate and rejuvenate my former career. o_O
     
  10. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    Sarah tried to make a little headway working for a local service board, she quit when she couldn’t handle the corruption and bullshit anymore.
     
  11. Bob

    Bob Member

    One of the local gyms uses interlocking floor mats made from recycled tires. Not too bad, little bit of off gassing, and the occasional scratch from a bit of steel belted radial or the odd mangled stud. A lot more 'give' than concrete or tiles tho.
    A lot of tires were disposed of on Bonfire Night back in the day...
     
  12. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    UPDATE

    A reply from the City says a levy is only suppose to be charged on street legal tires. And these tires including street legal motorcycle tires will be recycled.

    There should not be a levy charged on non street legal tires or atv tires. And these tires do not get recycled.

    If I had my receipts, they’d refund my levy on 6 tires. Who keeps receipts on tires? Lol
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2018
  13. -Cy-

    -Cy- Member

  14. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Yes, they will take all tires. But they don't recycle non street legal tires, ie dirt bike or atv tires....so these go in the dump rather than the recycle bin. Therefore dealers should not be charging a levy on these non street legal tires (not sure if they do or do not).
     
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  15. keith

    keith Active Member

    So they don't recycle DOT knobbies?
     
  16. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Recap:

    According to my email from the City of St. John’s,
    -they recycle street legal tires only.
    -tire levy applies to street legal tires only
    -the dump will take ALL tires but only recycle street legal tires.

    Whether this person is right or wrong, I dunno. I’m just stating what they said in the email.

    The worker at the dump gave the impression that all bike tires are non recyclable. But in fact he was mistaken.
     

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