Can unwanted and used car tyres be recycled?
Yes, tyres can be recycled! Old tyres are commonly processed by being shredded into small pieces. Once shredded this material can be used in road construction, or as filling material for playgrounds and pavements. Additionally, they can be used as a sustainable fuel source in industrial boilers.
How to recycle car tyres
When it's time to replace your car tyres, a garage will usually handle safe disposal on your behalf. If you decide to replace your tyres at home, there are companies that may collect and properly dispose of them for a fee. However, if you opt to handle the disposal personally, your local Household Recycling Centre may accept a limited quantity. Find your nearest centre and check if they provide this service to prevent a wasted journey.