How to Dispose of Tyres

Tyres are part and parcel of our lives and every city in the world has thousands of cars on the roads. This means that every day, hundreds of tyres are being disposed of and it is important to ensure proper disposal of tyres to conserve the environment.

It is not advisable to just throw away your tyres, they need to be properly disposed of.

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How to dispose of tyres

There are specialized companies that deal with UK tyres. They do not charge for collection and disposal of tyres, however, they are not that many and can only be found in certain locations. Be sure to check that the company has a valid waste carrier’s license since only registered waste carriers are allowed to legally dispose of tyres.

Some tyre fitting companies and garages can take old tyres at a fee. You can pass by your local garage to find out whether they accept old tyres. https://www.national.co.uk/tyres

Recycling

Tyres are made of rubber, steel and textile and this makes them difficult to recycle. The EU landfill directive stated that tyres are no longer accepted in landfills site and this means that most tyres need to be recycled or reused. They can make a tyre swings, can be used as garden planters and as boat buggers.

Tire fires happen when they catch fires in the storage areas. New laws will propose bigger gaps between stacks and stacking them lower to prevent fires. These fires put a strain on local fire stations, they emit harmful fumes and are bad for the environment so make sure you dispose your waste responsibly.

When tyres are recycled, they are shredded into flakes called rubber crumb which can be used to create carpet underlay, running tracks, rubberized asphalt for roads and swings for children play areas.

Conclusion

The proper disposal of tyres is necessary to conserve the environment.

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