WA State Licensing: Waste tire carrier

Waste tire carrier

A Waste Tire Carrier License is required of any business transporting tires no longer usable due to wear, damage or defect. Solid waste collection companies licensed by the Utilities and Transportation Commission, and companies hired by the government to clean up waste tires don’t need to apply for a Waste Tire Carrier License.

Post your license

A license must be posted at each location where the licensee operates. You may not begin this business activity until you receive a Business License listing the required license.

Forms you’ll need


Specialty license Fee
Waste Tire Carrier License — location $200 per location
($50 non-refundable)
Waste Tire Carrier License — transport vehicle $50 per transport vehicle
Other fees that may apply Fee
State tax registration No fee
Registering your business name as trade name $5
Business License Application fee $19 (non-refundable)

Contact information:

State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034

Phone: 1-800-451-7985
Email: BLS@dor.wa.gov
Fax: 360-705-6699

Office hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mailing information

Please remember to enclose all necessary documents and fees with your completed application. Incomplete submissions will result in a delay in your licensure.

It is important that you contact our office, in writing, with any changes in address.

Regulatory questions

Isaac Standen
Department of Ecology
Waste 2 Resources
Phone: 425-649-7104