The city has received a tire amnesty grant through CalRecycle, which will let the city hold free tire recycling events over two years.
Modesto residents can recycle up to nine tires at each event at no cost as long as they get a coupon from the city.
Tires need to be taken to their local waste hauler, Bertolotti Disposal Service or Gilton Resource Recovery Facility.
Coupons are available at the city's Solid Waste Department, 1010 Tenth St., fourth floor. The office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Proof of city residency is required, and only one coupon will be issued per household, per event.
For more information, call (209) 577-5494. Amnesty events will be held throughout August, October and December.