The State of Arkansas will repeal its waste tire fee and impose a new rim removal fee effective January 1, 2018. The waste tire fee was originally imposed on the retail sale of new tires at a rate of $2.00 per tire. The recently enacted legislation repeals that fee and imposes a new fee on the service of removing a tire from a vehicle’s rim that is subsequently replaced with a tire sold by any tire retailer. If the tire removed is being replaced with a new tire, a $3.00 fee will apply. Conversely, if the tire removed is being replaced with a used tire, a reduced $1.00 fee will apply.
To review the revised legislation in its entirety, please click here.