Disposal of Scrap Tires
The proper disposal of used car tires prevents many potentially harmful effects on the environment. For this reason, tire disposal practices are regulated by the government. Its important for vehicle owners to know the safe and legal methods of tire disposal.
Here's a few suggestions for how to dispose of used tires:
- Bring used tires to either a tire retailer, service station or local recycling facility that accepts and recycles tires. Make sure the location is accepting used tires.
- Use old tires in the garden. Clean used tires with warm soapy water and rinse. Place in yard and fill with potting soil. Add your favorite plant or flowers for a decorative accent to increase curb appeal. Cover the tire with topsoil and plant flowers to create a beautiful flower covered mound.
- Make a tree swing for hours of fun. Choose a tree with a strong branch and decide on a horizontal or vertical swing. Purchase nylon rope specifically made for weight bearing. Consult with home improvement professionals on attaching swing to tree.
Remember: Keeping used tires in an uncovered, outdoor pile where disease carring pests can inhabit them poses health risks. Not only is it illegal to burn tires, but tire fires also release pollutants into the air, soil, and water that can be harmful to humans, animals, and the environment.
All About Tires Charges a disposal fee of $3 per tire (without purchase)