- How to Dispose of Scrap Tyres
How to Dispose of Scrap Tyres Posted on 24th, March 2020
When the tyres are old and worn or blown, vehicle owners have different options for recycling the tyres. Recycling tyres are quite important as it means keeping the environment green. There are different reasons that tyres are no longer roadworthy, and different means for recycling the tyres, as well as new use.
- Mechanical Breakdown With mechanical breakdown, tyres are shredded into small pieces, followed by the removal of the steel fibers. The leftover grounded tyre rubber is used in many civil engineering applications like the turf you see on the funning or football field.
- Whole TyresWhole tyres can also be recycled and reused for applications like racetracks where the tyres will be used as a crash barrier to protect vehicles and spectators in the case that a vehicle runs into the wall. Marinas also put good use to old tyres, using them as boat bumpers.
- Retreading Retreading is also a means to recycle old tyres. With retreading, the tread (the portion of the tyre that makes contact with the road) replaces the worn, damaged or old tread. Retreading tyres is much healthier to the environment as 70 percent less oil is used than when manufacturing a new tyre. The cost of per tyre is also cheaper.
- Pyrolysis With pyrolysis, tyres are heated in an oxygen-free environment. With this process, the tyres are broken into carbon black, steel and oil. Carbon black is used in different products like printer toner cartridges, rubber and plastics. This is a recycling method that is still in testing.
- How to Recycle Old, Worn or Scrap TyresYearly, nearly 300 million tyres are scrapped creating terrible environmental risks. Because of the dangers, and space consumption in landfills, landfills have begun to minimise their acceptance of tyres. Tyres are a recyclable product that can be made into new products like basketball courts, shoes and fuel. When vehicle owners contribute in keeping the environment green and healthy by recycling their tyres, they are doing a great service to Mother Earth.
- Recycling laws may vary from state to stateYour first step in recycling your tyres should be to contact the company where you purchased the tyres. For instance, AJAJ Tyres (trading as Zoom Tyres & Wheels Sydney) accepts old, worn and damaged tyres and recycles them for their customers. With one trip to your vendor, you may have an easy means to recycle your tyres, knowing that you aren’t polluting the environment.You can also locate a recycling facility in your area. You will want to make certain that you contact the facility to ensure that they accept tyres, as well as your brand of tyre. You may find that some recycling centres do not accept tyres.Some recycling centres will charge to recycle your tyres. If you are speaking with one that does charge, then ask if they have a tyre amnesty day where they allow accept tyres free of charge.You’ll also have to transport the tyres to the centre.Tyres are responsible for many toxins and pollutants in theto our environment. When a tyre is dumped, or burnt, it is important to report to the environmental department in your state.AJAJ Tyres (trading as Zoom Tyres & Wheels Sydney) Sydney is a tyre company that focuses on keeping negative impacts of tyre dumping to a minimum with offering Tyre Recycling Services. Recycling tyres means less pollution, as well as less pollution in the make of new products. There are many different items that recycled tyres are used for, including building insulation, athletic tracks, brake pads, road surfaces, new tyre manufacture, and more.AJAJ Tyres (trading as Zoom Tyres & Wheels Sydney), Sydney’s top Wholesale Tyre Outlet, offers free tyre recycling in Sydney.
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