what is a tire disposal fee?
Many, but not all, states collect tire fees. In states where there are no tire fees, tire dealers, junk yards, etc. may charge customers for disposal (or may include the cost in the price of the tires purchased). In most states, the fees collected are dedicated to tire recycling and scrap tire cleanup, however, some states may use these funds for scrap tire management and market development. Other states use a portion of tire fees to fund other state projects. Each state makes its own scrap tire laws and regulations.
The technicians never read the whole work order. When I get tires I always tell them no new stem no balance. I don’t pay for them but the guy in shop does it anyway. 99.999999% of the work order says stems and balance. So the guy in the shop just does mine that way not even knowing he was not suppose to. That’s what happened to you only in reverse. You needed to speak up right then when you were paying. You would have a hard time proving it after the fact. On the other hand a good service manager would correct your problem to keep you as a happy repeat customer.
The tire store has to pay people to take the old tires, that fee is passed on to you.