Tire Removal and Recycling
If you are like a lot of people, you have a single tire or even a mountain of rubber around your home. JunkRemoval.com is the preferred choice for safe, environmentally friendly tire removal and disposal. JunkRemoval.com will work tirelessly to make sure your experience is 100% stress-free from start to finish. Plus, we’ll take the tires to the proper local tire recycling center to make sure that we’re helping to make the world a better, cleaner place.
When it comes to recycling, and removing, there are some things you should know:
•60% of rubber in the U.S. is used to make tires.
•In 2007, 303.2 million scrap tires were generated. Two thirds were from passenger cars and the remainder came from trucks, heavy equipment, aircraft, off-road and scrapped vehicles.
•A light duty tire weighs 22.5 lbs.
•A commercial tire weighs 120 lbs.
•A steel-belted radial car tire has 2.5 lbs. of steel.
•New tires can contain a small amount of recycled rubber.
•Retreads contain 75% recycled content.
•Shredded tire chips can be used as a bulking agent in composting wastewater treatment sludge.
•Un-landfilled scrap tires can become a mosquito breeding area.
•If landfilled tires fail to compress, they can rise up and resurface.
•38 states ban whole tires from landfills.
•12 states ban all scrap tires from landfills.
•128 million scrap tires remain in stockpiles.
•87% reduction since 1990.
If you’ve got used ones to get rid of, JunkRemoval.com can help you with tire recycling. We pick up all kinds of tires from cars, bikes, trucks, and construction equipment.
Tires are some of the worst landfill offenders due to their durable composition and sheer volume, which has resulted in many landfills limiting the number of tires they accept. When tires are placed in the backyard or even in a junk pile at the landfill, they become an environmental problem. That is because they can trap methane gas in them, which can the leak through the landfill liners used or any surface and pollute the soil as well as the ground water. That's why it is so important to avoid sending those tires to the dump.
Fortunately, tire recycling is becoming more prevalent to help pick up the slack, with old tires being turned into asphalt, shoes, basketball courts, playground flooring, and even art. They can also become a crumb rubber. In some cases, old tires can be reused for tire-derived fuel, or TDF, which is a highly effective alternative to fossil fuels for power. And, it produces a higher amount of energy than either oil or coal.