CA Tire Recycling Fee ($1.75/Per Tire)
*NON-TAXABLE LEGAL FEE*
What Is The CA TRF?
California Tire Fee is a fee imposed upon the purchase of a new tire. The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) administers the program on behalf of the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and the California Air Resources Board (ARB). For additional information, please visit Cal Recycle's web page.
What Tires Are Subject to the fee?
New solid or pneumatic* tires (including the spare) whether sold separately or included with the purchase of the following:
- new or used motor vehicles;
- recreational or non-recreational trailers drawn upon a highway or road;
- construction equipment (e.g., tractor, backhoe, bulldozer, loader, etc.); or
- farm equipment (e.g., combine harvester, baler, cultivator, picker, etc.).
New solid or pneumatic* tires intended for use with, but sold separately from the following:
- off-road motor vehicles; or
- motorized equipment (lawn mower, golf cart, go-cart, etc.)
A "new tire" does not include retreaded, reused, or recycled tires.
*A "pneumatic tire" is a tire inflated, or capable of inflation, with compressed air.