Renting a dumpster is a great way to get rid of old junk you have in your home or help out with home renovations. They come in different sizes, are durable, and are taking away by the company you rented them from once you are finished. As useful as they may be, there are several items that are prohibited like tires. Let’s take a more in-depth look at what you should do with tires if you need to dispose of them.
What to Do With Old Tires
One of the main reasons that tires are not supposed to be tossed into dumpsters with other miscellaneous items is because of their recycling value. Tires can be turning into a variety of different items like fuel, ground rubber, and even highways. If you are in desperate need to get rid of your tires, you could arrange to have them to be placed on the top of your junk for a small fee.
How to Properly Dispose of Old Tires
Did you know that over 50% of the states do not allow people to leave tires at landfills? They take up a considerable amount of space when you factor in that Americans go through over 290 million tires a year. Even if you factor in that 233 million tires each year are recycled, that still leaves 57 million tires be disposed of in improper ways.
One of the other common options to recycle your tires is to give them to an autobody shop. You can even check your local dumpster to see if they accept tires. Some cities even have yearly events where and businesses can drop off their tires for free.
Old Tire Uses
You can use your old tires in several different ways around your home instead of getting rid of them. One of the most common uses is a tire swing for children another use is in a garden. You can use the tire boundaries for your garden if you cut them up or as miniature pots (make sure to use non-edible plants due to the ability of plants to absorb chemicals from the tires.
If you are feeling creative, you could even make tables, chairs, steps, and other pieces of decor for your home.