Every car owner needs to replace old tyres once in every 5 years, some purchase new tyres once only the old ones are totally worn out. Most of the time old tyres are stuffed in the corner of a garage or left sitting by the waste bins in the hopes that the council might collect them. Unfortunately, some local councils do not collect old tyres leaving you the responsibility to dispose of it yourself.
Annually, our country produces an equivalent of 48 million tyres, but only 16% of the amount produced is domestically recycled and the rest is stacked or disposed of irresponsibly usually to our landfills.
Waste tyres are one of the major causes of our environmental concern due to the fact that they are composed of natural rubber and plastic. Although they are not easily ignitable, if they are alight it could be extremely difficult to extinguish making waste tyres to be on the list of earth pollutants.
Waste tyres are a valuable resource that can be recycled into a wide range of new products. But, what makes it more beneficial, if it is reused responsibly. Recycling your tyres prevents our most feared environmental problems, i.e.:
- Littering of landscapes
- Contamination of our waterways
- Exhausting use of energy
- Risks of fire and release of toxic gases once it is alight also known as the Greenhouse Effect
Fire Safety Guideline
Due to the hazardous nature of rubber tyres, Fire & Rescue NSW required every facility even open yards to follow the Fire Safety Guideline book called, “Guideline for Bulk Storage of Rubber Tyres” contains the following but not limited to:
- Acceptable rubber tyre storage
- Unacceptable rubber tyre storage
- External tyre storage
- Internal tyre storage
These guidelines are intended for facilities that are modified to store new or used tyres in bulk quantities and other related subsidiary products.
How to Recycle Old Tyres
Despite the efforts to recycle old tyres, still, a large portion of these tyres are getting thrown away. There are several ways to use old tyres which can offer a minor contribution to solving this growing problem. Worn out tyres can be used in many ways, i.e.:
- Tyre rubbers can be recycled as artificial turf, conveyer belt
- Reused as brake pads
- Tire swings
- Fancy tire furniture in your home or garden
- Used as planters
Instead of dumping it to our landfills, piled and stacked in an open yard, leaving it for a habitat to the mosquitoes and other water-borne diseases, use your DIY skills to reuse these unwanted and old tyres into a significant and useful item.
Waste tyres are hazardous in nature due to its flammable and non-biodegradable materials. Irresponsible disposal of used and worn out tyres can contaminate our resources such as air, waterways, landfills, etc. Also, stacked old tyres can be a habitat for breeding mosquitoes.
Proper disposal and recycling of your old tyres can be beneficial not just to the community, but, to the rest of the world. Tyre businesses should offer a comprehensive deal or scheme to their customers when they purchase new tyres. Let us all do our part as stewards on this planet.
Kurt’s Rubbish Removal offers a comprehensive plan for all your tyre problems. We haul and remove all types of waste tyres from rubber parts, motorcycle, bicycle, car tyres, etc.
Tyre removal and rubber recycling are easy when you entrust the removal to us. Give us a call at 0428 255 438.