Recycling

You can be assured that Used Tire Warehouse disposes of your old tires properly.

Illegally dumped tires are a risk to both human health and the environment. Tire piles can attract disease carrying pests such as rodents, while stagnant water that collects inside tires breeds insects like mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are known carriers of malaria, dengue fever and encephalitis. Tire stockpiles that catch on fire emit toxic smoke and can take weeks or even months to put out. Do your part and dispose of your tires properly.

 

 


There are several advantages to using tires as fuel:


Tires that can no longer be utilized are shredded at a nearby facility in order to produce Tire Derived Fuel (TDF). Shredded tires are utilized in large industrial Boilers. EPA supports the highest and best practical use of scrap tires in accordance with the waste management hierarchy, in order of preference: reduce, reuse, recycle, waste-to-energy, and disposal in an appropriate facility.


Of the 130 million scrap tires used as fuel per year:

  • Cement industry – 41%
  • Pulp and paper mills – 20%
  • Electric utilities – 18%
  • Industrial/institutional boilers – 13%
  • Dedicated tire-to-energy facilities – 8%
-Rubber Manufacturers Association, 2004

What are the benefits of tire recycling?

  • Conserves landfill space
  • Prevents the spread of disease from mosquitoes and rodents
  • Reduces energy that would be used to create new tires
  • Creates less toxic chemical emissions
  • Decreases illegal dumping practices