Today, Gun Lake Tribe announced they will host a free tire waste recycling event on Thursday, July 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or until capacity has been met in Wayland. This event is being held in conjunction with local tire recycler Cobalt Holdings.  


The public is invited to take advantage of this opportunity to properly and safely dispose of tires within the community. Cobalt Holdings does not ship tires overseas and has a zero-landfill policy that requires all collected tires to be recycled, refurbished, or reused. Most of the tires are recycled and turned into rubber mulch, rubberized asphalt applications, tire-derived aggregate, and equine turf. 


The Tribe supports tire recycling due to the growing concern for Nokmëskinan (Grandmother  Earth). Tires hold water and become mosquito breeding grounds. Meanwhile, tire piles are also a fire hazard because once ignited, they burn uncontrollably at very high temperatures and produce black smoke and hazardous, oily residue. As a reminder, whole tires are not allowed in  Michigan landfills.  


Acceptable items at the Tire Waste Recycling event include all tire types, except tractor tires. Steel rims are allowed. There is a limit of 10 tires per vehicle. 


  • Where: 
    • Gun Lake Casino 
    • Parking Lot 
    • 1123 129th Ave. 
    • Wayland, MI 
    • ** Follow Signs to Collection **  
  • When: 
    • Thursday, July 18, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.