Old tyre disposal & recycling

When you buy new tyres, you’ll need to get rid of the old ones. Most people stuff them into a corner of a garage or leave them sitting by the trash bins in the hopes that they’ll be collected.

However, in many areas old tyres are not collected by the council and you may be responsible for tyre disposal yourself. So what exactly do you do with worn out, unwanted tyres?

Tyre removal & rubber recycling is easy with 1800-GOT-JUNK?

No matter where you live, tyres shouldn’t go to the dump. Our tyre removal service involves recycling tyres whenever possible. In the instances that we can’t recycle, the old tyres will be disposed in an eco-friendly manner. Rubber tyre recycling is made easy with our service.

Here's how our service works:

1. Simply schedule your free onsite estimate online or by calling 1800-468-586.

2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2-hour appointment window.

3. When we arrive, just point to the old tyres or rubber you want to be removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.

4. Once you say the word, we’ll haul your tyres or rubber away from wherever it’s located and finish by tidying up the area. Plus, we will recycle and donate whatever we can, whenever possible.

Can tyres be thrown in a skip bin?

If you think you can throw tyres into the trash, you’re wrong. Many councils do not allow used tyres or tyre parts to be placed in bins for rubbish collection. Tyres are made from non-biodegradable materials that do not break down in landfills and can cause damage to the environment.

If you’re going to dispose of your old tyres on your own, you’ll need to check with your local council or recycling facility to see if they accept them.

How do I dispose of car tyres?

When it’s time to dispose of old car tyres, there are a number of places to take them. The most responsible place would be a tyre recycling facility so that they can be repurposed. You might also be able to take them to a local tyre outlet to be recycled for a fee. The landfill should be your last resort. However, keep in mind that many local landfills and recycling centres will not accept used tyres.

Can old car tyres be recycled?

Yes, old car tyres can be recycled. When a tyre is brought to a recycling facility, the tyre is disassembled. The tyre materials each go through their own recycling process until new materials, such as melt asphalt and crumb rubber, are produced. These materials are then used to create new products, such as asphalt, playground turf, and even new tyres.

Are tyres considered hazardous waste?

"Waste tyres," or tyres and tyre pieces that are used, rejected, or unwanted, are considered too hazardous to be left in landfills because of their non-biodegradable and flammable material. These materials are also too flexible in nature to stay buried and do not break down easily on their own. To avoid taking up excess space and damaging the environment, many rubbish collection services will not accept waste tyres.

How to remove a bicycle tyre

The first step in taking off a bike tyre is to remove the tyre from your bike. Open the valve to deflate the tube and use a tyre lever under the tyre bead to pull the tube over the rim. Continue to use the tyre level under the tube until the tyre is halfway off, and pull it the rest of the way with your hands.

How to remove car tyre from rim

Removing the rubber part of the tyre from the center rim is a tough task to accomplish alone. However, with the right tools, separating these pieces is very straightforward.

To remove a car tyre from the rim:

  1. Deflate the tyre by removing the valve core.
  2. Add pressure to the tyre bead by driving a car onto the rubber part of the tyre, allowing the bead to come loose.
  3. Step on the sides of the tyre to hold it in place.
  4. Use liquid dish soap to lubricate the edges.
  5. Use a pry bar and screwdriver to lift the top of the rim above the bead.
  6. Use the tools to pull the rim free on the opposite side.
  7. Place the rubber tyre aside for recycling.

We haul and recycle all types of tyres and tyre parts, including:

Tyres for removal disposal or recycling by 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck team member
  • Rubber Parts
  • Motorcycle Tyres
  • Car Tyres
  • Bicycle Tyres
  • Passenger Vehicle Tyres
  • All-Season & Touring Tyres
  • Performance Tyres
  • Track & Competition Tyres
  • Assorted Rubber Parts
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