Tires are recyclable and are used to make many products, from roads to sandals. To recycle your used tires, take them to a local recycling facility or tire retailer. If you are taking tires back to a retailer, you may have to pay a small fee.
Frequent Tire Recycling Questions
Can I drop my old tires off at the landfill?
Used tires are a problem material and disposal policies and regulations vary widely from state to state. More than half of U.S. states do not allow tires to be dropped off at landfills. Please check with your local municipality or jump to the recycling locator to find locations near you.
What are recycled Tires turned into?
Once worn out tires are taken off of automobiles, they are considered scrap tires. According to the Rubber Manufacturer’s Association, there are three main uses for scrap tires: tire-derived fuel (TDF), civil engineering and ground rubber. In simpler terms, we can use recycled tires for playground cover, as building materials, erosion control and even as an alternative fuel. A company called EcoBorder has figured out how to utilize scrap tires to make garden hedging.
How can I reuse my old tires before recycling them?
Some practical uses for old tires in your backyard or garden include; DIY garden beds or ponds, tire swings, mulch and animal feeders. An artist has even made money by reusing scrap bicycle tires by turning them into jewelry.