Bunn Box 3204 Lower Huntington Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46809

Bunn Box
3204 Lower Huntington Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46809

WELCH ENTERPRISES, INC. P.O. BOX 494583 REDDING, CA 96049-4583

WELCH ENTERPRISES, INC.
P.O. BOX 494583
REDDING, CA 96049-4583

Full Circle Disposal,LLC 5800 Centennial Blvd Nashville, TN 37209 US

Full Circle Disposal,LLC
5800 Centennial Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209 US

River City Rubbish 3009 W Leigh St Richmond, VA 23230

River City Rubbish
3009 W Leigh St
Richmond, VA 23230

RES PO BOX 598 RIPLEY, MS 38663

RES
PO BOX 598
RIPLEY, MS 38663

Recycle Depot, Inc 230 Van Wagner Rd Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Recycle Depot, Inc
230 Van Wagner Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

J&B RUBBISH AND RECYCLING 5 Industrial Court B Sault Ste. Marie ON P6B 5Z9

J&B RUBBISH AND
RECYCLING
5 Industrial Court B
Sault Ste. Marie ON P6B 5Z9

Gleason Roll Off & Recycling 1349 23rd Street Racine, WI 53403

Gleason Roll Off & Recycling

1349 23rd Street

Racine, WI 53403

On Time Disposal PO Box 408 Monroe , NY 10949

On Time Disposal
PO Box 408
Monroe , NY 10949

Garbage Collectors Find a New Life for Tired Tires

In the early 1990s, there were an estimated 2 to 3 billion tires in stockpiles across America. These discarded tires were a fire hazard and provided shelter for rodents and breeding grounds for mosquitoes, posing serious environmental and health risks.

According to the EPA, Americans are generating around 290 million scrap tires every year. Yet those stockpiles have been reduced by 90 percent. So where do they all go? What turned the tide on tires?

Tire Recycling

Thanks to efficient recycling and creative re-purposing, tire recycling is a rare environmental success story. End-of-life tires can be reused or recycled for things like railroad ties, ground cover for playgrounds, highway sound barriers, wastewater treatment filters, roofing shingles, embankment fill, tire derived fuel and rubberized asphalt concrete, which is used to pave roadways.

Combat Tire Waste

Tire recycling is, thankfully, an effective solution. But there is always room for improvement! Here are some small actions you can take to reduce tire waste and help make recycling more efficient.

  • Before replacing your tires, ask if they can be retreaded or repaired
  • Verify your old tires will be recycled when you have them replaced at a shop
  • Dispose of used tires correctly – the requirements and process vary by location, so check with your city or waste provider for guidance
  • Extend the life of your tires with regular maintenance – proper inflation, rotation and balance
  • Before recycling tires, consider reusing old tires in a DIY tire project such as planters, composting bins or tire swings

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