What happens to old tires? If you buy new ones at O’Connor’s gas station, you take the old ones home with you. There’s no place to store them at the Texaco station. E&C gas station’s Myrtle Barry says customers pay a $6/tire fee for disposal. The tires are put on a boat to Florida for recycling.
There may soon be an easier way, according to the St. John Source which reported the government has worked out a contract with A-9 Trucking to shred tires near the Bovoni landfill on St. Thomas. The current plan calls for the shredded tires to be put into the landfill. Presumably, a system will be established to have A-9 collect tires on St. John and truck them to Bovoni.