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Old worn out tires are not what anyone wants to see lying around. They are a problem to get rid of when they are no longer of any use to you as many waste collectors are not equipped to haul them away. They also take up valuable space and look terrible lying around in the yard.
When tires are old, worn out and damaged they have reached the end of their lifespan. This presents a problem on how to get rid of them because dumping them in our landfills or empty lots adds to the pollution of our planet. It is essential that we find eco-friendly ways to dispose of our used tires as they can cause serious environmental damage when they are dumped indiscriminately.
Fortunately there are many efforts out there to reduce the piles of tires in our landfills, finding ways to reuse or repurpose them on a small scale at home where they can be used as playground equipment, or in landscaping, or on a larger industrial scale such as using the repurposed rubber and steel for a variety of purposes..
How Tire Recycling Works
Used tires are amongst the most challenging sources of solid waste. Once an old vehicle tire is so damaged or used that it is no longer of any use the last place it should land up is in the landfill or abandoned in lots, rivers, or fields.
In USA about 300 million tires are worn out and disposed of every year. Just under 30 million of these are disposed of in our landfills. About 70% of these tires worldwide are recovered, and recycling of tires is definitely on the rise as more and more people realise that recycling is a good choice. Rubber as a raw product is expensive so it has always been economical to produce new tires through recycling.
Collection of Waste Tires
The first step towards any waste recycling is that it has to be collected. Unfortunately not all trash removal companies offer this service. But we at Little Green Junk offer a tire removal service that can get rid of your old tires once and for all. So when you are cleaning out your yard or garage and you have tires to dispose of, our team can do it for you, and we take them to businesses that deal in tire recycling.
When you replace your old tires on your vehicle, the tire fitting company will dispose of your old tires, so you don’t have to worry about how to dispose of them yourself.
Once they are delivered to the tire processing plants, the recycling process begins. The tires are shredded into smaller pieces that are able to be handled easily. Through various processes the rubber is separated from the steel and other constituents used to manufacture tires. This recycled rubber is clean and ready to use for the manufacture of other products. The steel is actually the component that makes tires strong. It is removed and is also recycled for the manufacture of new wheels.
Benefits of Recycling Old Tires
The recycling of tires provides the greatest benefit to our environment. Here are some of the reasons to recycle your old tires.
- Recycling old tires means keeping them out of the landfill, or worse, thrown away illegally in empty lots. Besides taking up a lot of space in the landfill because of their awkward shape, tires are non-biodegradable which means that they do not break down into their natural ingredients. They also have a heavy metal content which can cause a huge environmental problem. They cause water and air pollution which ultimately causes harm to human and animal life. By reducing the numbers that find their way into our landfills leads to a drop in the harm done to the environment.
- Burning tires as a way of getting rid of them leads to serious environmental pollution. Once they are burning, the fire is difficult to extinguish. Besides they produce a thick, black smoke that can contaminate surrounding soil and water. This is very detrimental to the environment with the damage lasting for many years.
- Recycling old tires can produce many useful and innovative products.
Fuel derived from this process is even more efficient than fuel derived from coal, and also cleaner.
Other products derived from recycled tyres include rubberized asphalt, surfacing for playgrounds, and flooring. These products are often more durable than those that are manufactured using the original materials.
It is evident that recycling tires can create new products and prevent serious environmental pollution.
Use Little Green Junk York PA to Remove Your Old Tires
Nothing makes a yard look more unkempt than a few old tires lying around, so if you have a few of these you need to get rid of please give us a call. So if you find yourself in a position when you need old hauled away, you can rely on Little Green Junk to carry out your tire removal and disposal in a professional manner. We take your old tires to be recycled as it is important that any solid waste including tires be recycled to ensure a clean environment.
Little Green Junk Company York, PA is a professional waste removal company. We treat our customers with the respect they deserve, and we are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that they are happy with our service. When we have given you a quote we will inspect the extent of the waste cleanout and if there are any changes to be made to the amount we will discuss these with you. When we have an agreement on the amount, we will start clearing your trash away. Once we have completed the waste clearance we clean and tidy up that area where we worked.
We offer a same day trash removal service if you need to get rid of your junk in a hurry. If you need our services after hours or over a weekend we are able to accommodate you.
Please call us today on 717 467 0070 when you need a quote for your old tires to be removed. We also remove any other type of household and yard trash.