When it comes to removing and recycling old and used tires, it’s important to keep the safety of the environment in mind.
Here are some interesting facts for you:
- 60% of rubber in the U.S. is used to make tires.
- In 2007, 303.2 million scrap tires were generated. Two thirds were from passenger cars and the remainder came from trucks, heavy equipment, aircraft, off-road and scrapped vehicles.
- A light duty tire weighs 22.5 lbs.
- A commercial tire weighs 120 lbs.
- A steel-belted radial car tire has 2.5 lbs. of steel.
- New tires can contain a small amount of recycled rubber.
- Retreads contain 75% recycled content.
- Shredded tire chips can be used as a bulking agent in composting wastewater treatment sludge.
- Un-landfilled scrap tires can become a mosquito breeding area.
- If landfilled tires fail to compress, they can rise up and resurface.
- 38 states ban whole tires from landfills.
- 12 states ban all scrap tires from landfills.
- 128 million scrap tires remain in stockpiles.
- 87% reduction since 1990.
So, when it comes time to get rid of old tires, give Junk Genius a call and our friendly and professional staff will happily remove them for you.