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Junk genius is your source for tire removal and recycling.
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.