Due to their size and large quantity tires prove to be a very inconvenient waste item to put into landfills. Because of their odd size and 75% void space tires are very inefficient items to store at landfills. Tires can be recycled and reused for a number of things from mats, roofing pads, rubber mulch, to large scale civil engineering projects and commercial flooring. In 2003 almost 81% of scrap tires were reclaimed.
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Waste Management will collect up to 4 tires per month curbside at no charge. Call (800) 423-9986 for information and to make arrangements for this service.
For more information on tire recycling and locations please visit: http://earth911.com/recycling/automotive/