Gun Lake Tribe Hosting Tire Waste Collection for General Public

Gun Lake Tribe Hosting Tire Waste Collection for General Public

Shelbyville, Michigan – Today, Gun Lake Tribe announced they will host a free tire waste recycling event on Wednesday, July 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Shelbyville. 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, crum rubber, PR compound, tire derived aggregate and equine turf.

The Tribe supports tire recycling due to the growing concern to Nokmëskinan (Grand Mother 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 Tire Waste Recycling event include all tire types, with the exception of tractor tires. Steel rims are allowed. There is a limit of 10 tires per vehicle.


Gun Lake Tribe
Government Campus
Public Works Parking Lot
** Follow Signs to area near the “Public Works” Building ** 


Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS: If you have experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 48 hours, please do not attend this event: fever above 99.5 or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea or loss of taste or smell. This event will operate under the Gun Lake Tribe COVID-19 Policies and Safety Plan; changes may occur.

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About Gun Lake Tribe

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe) has a rich history in West Michigan and close connection to the land.  The Bradley Indian Mission, located near Wayland, is the historic residential and cultural center point of the tribal community.  The Tribe’s ancestors, and political predecessors, signed treaties with the United States government dating back to 1795.  The Tribe was re-affirmed to federal recognition in 1999.  For more information about the Tribe visit