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Frequently Asked Questions: Tires & Rubber
Helping countless individuals and families over the years, we've dealt with more than our share of old or discarded tires. As such, here are the most common questions that our customers frequently ask when in need of help disposing of their unwanted tires & rubber.
Table of Contents
- 1-800-GOT-JUNK? FAQs
- Tires FAQs
- Can car tires be recycled?
- How can I properly dispose of tires?
- Can tires be thrown in the dumpster?
- Do tires decompose?
- What are some creative uses for my old tires? I want to repurpose them.
- Is it legal for me to burn my old tires instead of disposing of them?
- Why do old tires need to be cut up before disposal?
- What happens to recycled tires?
- Tires FAQs
Tires & Rubber FAQs
Can car tires be recycled?
Tires are made of synthetic and non synthetic rubber, wires and fabric. These substances don’t decompose on their own, so it’s important that they be recycled. Recycled tires can be reused and recycled into flooring, mats, turf fields, playground surfacing, and athletic tracks.
How can I properly dispose of tires?
With so many people driving cars, motorcycles, and bikes these days, tires are one of the most consumed items in the world right now. With so many old tires out in the world, they can cause a variety of issues to the environment including adding exponential space to landfills.
The proper way to dispose of tires is to have them recycled. This can be complicated, since not all recycling facilities are able to accept them. Fortunately, there are services in place to get rid of your old tires, so you don’t have to. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will take your old tires from you and make sure they get to the right recycling facility so they don’t end up in the landfill.
Can tires be thrown in the dumpster?
Tire disposal can be difficult, which means that many landfills in Canada do not accept them. This means that tires cannot simply be thrown in the dumpster. If they do end up in the landfill, they can possibly cause damage to the environment. If you’re going to dispose of your tires on your own, you’ll need to check with your local recycling facility to see if they accept them.
If you aren’t sure how to get rid of your old tires, or just don’t want to handle it on your own, let 1-800-GOT-JUNK? take care of it for you. We’ll remove your tires from wherever they’re located, load them into our truck, and then make sure they get taken to the proper place for recycling or disposal.
Do tires decompose?
Rubber tires that end up in landfills decompose extremely slowly. They are also at risk for catching on fire and releasing chemicals into the soil. Because of the environmental hazards, tires should be recycled so that they don’t take up landfill space and pollute the area around it. If you have a pile of used tires to get rid of, our friendly 1-800-GOT-JUNK? crew is in your neighborhood and happy to help! Call today for your free, onsite estimate.
What are some creative uses for my old tires? I want to repurpose them.
You could use the tires to create an outdoor side table or footrest or even make a cute flower planter that can hold a little garden. For some backyard fun, you could consider making a tire swing for the family! All you need is some strong rope and a big study tree. However, these DIY projects are often not suitable for beginners and require special tools and craftsmanship. If you would rather just get those old tires out of your way altogether, call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Schedule your no-obligation, free estimate today!
Is it legal for me to burn my old tires instead of disposing of them?
Burning your old tires has a negative environmental impact. This can pollute the air, water and soil pollution. The airborne pollution results in black fumes containing toxic metals and other pollutants that create health hazards. Therefore, you should definitely contain recycling and repurposing tires. To save yourself the hassle of deciding what to do with your tire pile, our clean and friendly crew at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is happy to help take it away for you.
Why do old tires need to be cut up before disposal?
The United States has passed a law that states it is acceptable to cut up a tire and bury them in landfills. This practice helps free up more space in the landfill. You should check with your city on the size that tire pieces need to be before being disposed of in the landfill. However, this involves a great amount of labor work on your end and is not the ideal way to dispose of tires.
To save yourself the headache and stress of deciding how to deal with tire disposal, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has clean and shiny trucks are in your neighborhood, ready to help with tire removal! We even offer a free on-site, no-obligation estimate.
What happens to recycled tires?
Most of the tire’s parts are recycled into products such as crumb rubber. Recycled rubber is then used to create things like athletic tracks and recreational surfaces. The rest of the scrap parts are used fuel supplements in different cement and pulp industries. If you have a pile of old tires lying around your house, consider calling our professional crew at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to take it away for you. We make sure to dispose of tires in an environmentally friendly way after hauling them away from your house. You won’t have to lift a finger!