Gaithersburg, MD, is a fine place to start a business or to raise a family, but in many ways what makes it a nice community to live in can make it hard to handle certain kinds of junk. Old tires, for example, can be difficult to dispose of if you have them, because of various technicalities with curbside pickup, landfill acceptance and environmentally friendly disposal methods. Some local residents are moved to give up and dump their old tires on public or private land, which is illegal in itself. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? can solve all of these problems at a stroke by arranging Gaithersburg old tire removal and clean, responsible disposal of your worn-out radials and steel belts.
Old Tire Disposal Is Tricky
The heart of the disposal problem for old tires is their unique chemical makeup. Vulcanized tires are tough, and they don't degrade very well in conventional landfills. This isn't surprising, since they have to be designed to be tough to survive tens of thousands of miles' worth of use on public roads. It makes disposing of them tricky, however. Most local landfills flat-out refuse to take tires of any kind because they don't break down like normal trash, and they occupy an awful lot of space in the ground. Above-ground disposal is scarcely better, since the concave interiors of tires have a way of collecting rain water and breeding mosquitoes in the summer.
Burial is hazardous, since rotting tires release deadly methane gas, which happens to be a powerful greenhouse agent, in addition to being highly flammable. Finally, there are only so many tire swings you can set up for the neighborhood kids before you have enough, and then you're left with whatever tires are still stacked in your garage. For a residential homeowner this can be a nuisance, but for a commercial auto shop it can be a real problem.
Gaithersburg Old Tire Removal by 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
1-800-GOT-JUNK? solves that problem by offering Gaithersburg old tire removal and old tire disposal services throughout the Capital Corridor. Give us a call any time, 24 hours a day, and our friendly customer service reps can take your information and schedule your place for a pickup. We give you up-front price quotes and let you know in advance about any surcharges, so you're not taken by surprise when the invoice arrives. We schedule a 2-hour window for pickup on the day you request, so you don't have to wait around for our truck to get there. When the team arrives, they can do all of the heavy lifting for you, so you don't have to drag the tires out to the street for us. Once the tires are on our truck, they're as good as gone forever.
If you're wondering how we handle the disposal problem, it's in the most environmentally responsible way possible. Tires may be hard to decay or to destroy, but they're surprisingly useful when recycled. Old tires can be repurposed into asphalt, new shoes and court surfaces for outdoor parks. They can also be made into a granular substance that's the basis for a lot of chemical and material manufacturing processes.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a local company with a nationwide presence. If you have old tires you need to lose, give us a call today for a free, no-obligation consultation, and to schedule your Gaithersburg old tire removal right away.