How To Dispose of Your Old Tires

by | Jul 7, 2023 | Used Tire Removal

Old tires can quickly become a burden if you don’t know how to dispose of them correctly. They can take up space, become an eyesore, or even start housing critters that you don’t want in your yard. With that said, moving tires is easier said than done, but we can tell you the best ways to go about it so you can properly and painlessly dispose of your tires.

Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away Your Old Tires

It’s no secret that tires aren’t great for the environment. When they are dumped into a landfill, the old tires occupy space as they take decades to decompose. By recycling your tires, you can give them another purpose and save the environment in the process. Recycled tires can become mulch, planters, or repurposed as building materials or other molded products. All you have to do is make sure your old tires end up at a tire recycling center.

Tire Recycling Centers

Disposing of your old tires at your local tire recycling center is the least expensive option, but also probably the option that requires the most effort. Florida has a Florida Waste Tire Management Program that is dedicated to managing tire waste. This program oversees tire recycling to reduce and eliminate illegal tire disposal. They verify tire recycling centers and other specialized recycling centers to ensure the tires are recycled properly. You can use a pickup or rent a trailer to transport your old tires to a tire recycling center yourself, where they will recycle your tires at no cost to you.

Go Through Your Local Auto Store or Tire Retailer

If you aren’t near a tire recycling center, you may be able to recycle your old tires at your local auto store or tire retailer. These stores sometimes offer tire recycling services where they will recycle your used tires when you buy new ones, but if you’re not looking to replace your tires, they might recycle your old tires for a fee. Call your local auto stores and tire retailers to see what they can do for you.

Hire a Junk Removal Service

For the easiest tire removal option, you can contact your local junk removal service to haul away your old tires for you. They will ensure your tires are taken to a verified tire recycling center so you don’t have to lift a finger. Contact your local junk removal services to ask about their tire removal options.

Where NOT To Dispose Your Tires

There are many options for you to choose from when disposing of your old tires, with that said, there are some methods of disposal you should not use. Tires can cause damage to the environment or be a hazard to others when not disposed of correctly. Here are some disposal methods you shouldn’t consider for your old tires.

A body of water
An all too common way people dispose of their tires is by dumping them in a nearby lake, river, or even the ocean. This disrupts local marine life and causes harm to the surrounding environment. Not to mention, it’s also illegal. So be sure to recycle your tires at a recycling center and not in the nearby waterway.
On the side of the road.
We understand that accidents happen on the road. You may get a flat or your tire burns out, but when this happens, you shouldn’t leave your old tire on the side of the road. It becomes a hazard to other drivers and will take decades to decompose. If you can, take your tire with you until you can find a proper place to dispose of it.
Burn your tires.
Another disposal method some people try is burning tires. The fumes released in the smoke are not only toxic to the environment, but it’s also harmful to your lungs. Tires also take a long time to completely burn and can put your area at risk of a wildfire.

Professional Tire Removal

You don’t have to struggle to remove old tires. We’re here to help you. Our junk removal service does the heavy lifting so you don’t have to. We ensure your old tires are properly disposed of at a tire recycling center. Don’t let your tires be a burden anymore. Contact us at ClearOut for a free quote on your tire removal.

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