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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Fauquier County Tire Tax

I don't know about your dump but here in Fauquier County, Virginia the cost of disposing tires has gone up considerably. One used to bring a tire to the dump and pay a dollar. The tire stores charged that so it was not a big deal. Then the cost went up to $2.00, now it's $3.00. Lately they raised the price of truck tires to $12.00. Give me a break! Oh, they whine that it cost the county to have the tires taken away yadda yadda yadda. That is true. It costs $70.00 a ton.

There are waste tire centers throughout the region. I called one in Appomattox, VA. The woman I talked to was very nice explaining when and how I could bring my tires to her facility. I did some figuring to see if it was to my advantage to haul my tire to one of these places. They came out as follows:

$70.00/ ton comes out as $0.035/ lb.. A 25 lb. tire would cost $0.875. A $12.00 tire would have to weight 342. 86 lb.. A large truck tire such as comes off a tractor trailer weighs about 75 - 100 lb. A 100 lb. tire would cost $3.50. At $12.00 the county is making a $8.50 profit for each truck tire and $2.10 per car tire. If a private company makes a profit it's no big deal, that's what they are supposed to do. When a government which is supposed to serve the citizens makes a profit it is a tax. We pay some pretty stiff taxes already in Fauquier Co. Yet our public servants seem to think any excuse to pick our pockets is justified. It won't take long before unscrupulous people begin leaving tires by the side of the road or just let them pile up somewhere. Then the county will have to have a tire amnesty day and take them free of charge.

My point is just skip the aggravation of going to the county landfill and take your tires to one of the waste tire centers and save yourself some money. Here is a list as of the writing of this post.

Amarjit Riat
Fairfax County (I-95 landfill)
9898 Furnace Road
Lorton, VA 22079
Permit # VA PBR 510
(703) 690-1703

Ron Kimble
RTOP/Frederick County
280 Landfill Rd.
Winchester, VA. 22602
Permit # VA 040
(540) 665-5658

Jeff Ford
SPSA Landfill
1 Bob Foeller Drive
Suffolk, VA 23431
P.O. Box 1346
Chesapeake, VA 23327-1346
Permit # VA PBR 072
(757) 539-9373, extension 302

Christopher Kuhn
Virginia Recycling Corp.
P.O. Box 359
Providence Forge, VA 23140
Permit # VA PBR 039
(804) 966-5159

Allen Morris
City of Bristol
2125 Shakesville Rd.
Bristol, VA. 24201
Permit # VA. 500 & 588
(540) 645-3791

Jackie Darter
Wise County
P.O. Box 570
Norton, VA 24293
Permit # VA 513
(540) 679-0515

William Strauss
Emanuel Tire of Virginia
3476 Atlantic Lane
Waverly, VA 23890
Permit #562
(804) 834-1130

Barbara Martin
Emanuel Tire of Virginia
State Rt. 632-Landfill Road
P.O. Box 2559
Appomattox, VA 24522
Permit #86
(434) 352-8889
Vanlue Morgan
Accomack County
P.O. Box 388
Accomac,VA. 23301
Permit # VA 91
(757) 787-1468

Larry McDorman
Tire Energy Corporation
499 Industrial Park Drive
Ridgeway, VA 24145 23301
(276) 638-3800

Or visit the website Virginia DEQ


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a whiner!!!
It cannot be worth the fuel and tire wear on your vehicle to take your tires all the way to Waverly or Appomattox, etc.
Not to mention the time!
Grow up.
Things cost money...
What's an extra couple of bucks.
You're a pussy...

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Norton?? Bristol??? for God's sake...
Those towns are 5-6 hours each way from Fauquier County...
Are you telling me it's worth all that to save a few bucks.
Landfills are not really a profit generating endeavor.
They cost ALOT of money to open, operate, and close.
I'm surprised you didn't say you just threw them out of your truck somewhere on a back road, like other low-lifes do.
I can't believe I am even wasting my time replying to this stupid drivvle.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Xyba said...

I can see that "wasting time" is important to you since you did not waste any time reading the post. The first two places I list are Fairfax and Winchester. Both are within a reasonable distance to coordinate with other tasks that would also bring one near to those locations. The point I am making here is the county is making a big profit off of the citizens who are in no way taxed lightly as it is. Just recently the county has proposed a $15.00 fee on every household and business because it claims it cannot afford the cost of recycling. If recycling is not cost effective the county might want to do as everyone else and cut back on those activities it cannot afford.

7:03 PM  
Blogger Xyba said...

On April 5, 2009 i took 15 tires to the recycle place. the county would have charged me $45.00 to leave those at the landfill. It cost me $12.50 to take them directly to the plant. One hour round trip $8.00 Diesel fuel, I saved $24.50.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Greenlight said...


Good post, my friend. Sorry about the trolls.

Can you clear up what the different facilities do with the tires? I'm looking specifically for a sense of the ones nearby the DC metro area. Landfill isn't exactly recycling, but it is correct waste management, so the toxins don't leach. You mention a "plant" as distinct from a "landfill." What is the "plant" you used doing with them? Thanks!

4:18 PM  

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