The Beauty of Old Tire Recycling!
About 290 million used tires are thrown away every year. Of those, 55 million tires end up being thrown into landfills or are disposed of illegally on roadsides and properties around the country. These waste scrap tires pose a potential threat to public health, safety, and the environment.
The good news is tires can be reclaimed and reused as fuel, engineering projects, roads, mats, flooring, and even playgrounds.
There are also creative things you can make with already used tires. Here you have some clever ideas how you can re-purpose all that rubber:
- Create interior and exterior furniture. Tires are a perfect circular size for ottoman chairs and are great as the base of a table.
- Build a tire swing for your backyard. Kids and adults alike enjoy the classic activity of swinging on old tires.
- Make a planter for your garden. Rubber tires provide the ideal material for a planter.
- And many more… Checkout some other great ideas for recycling old tires on Pinterest.
Let us know some of your old tire recycling ideas in the comments section!
Also don’t forget to join the City of Torrance on February 21st for a FREE waste tire collection event from 9am to 1pm at Torrance City Hall Parking Lot, 3031 Torrance Blvd. Open to residents of Torrance and Gardena. Visit our EVENTS webpage for event details and flyer.