I tried to throw away an unwanted 15 inch tire/rim a couple months ago, but the garbage truck wouldn’t take it. I haven’t phoned them up, so I don’t know why they won’t take it. Its probably related more to the tire than the rim. I could remove the tire and try to throw away just the rim possibly. The garbage truck might take it if it is just the rim. Another option once the tire is removed, the local metal recycling place might take it, maybe even give me a few bucks for it.
What do you think? I’m trying to decide what to do. I could drive it to the junkyard I suppose. But its a pretty long trip just for a single item. The metal recycler is much closer. And the dump, they’ll probably charge me $20. They have a minimum fee.
Is their a simpler, more economical method to dispose of an unwanted tire and rim? Is there somebody who might actually want to have it? Would a local car repair shop want an extra used rim on hand?