How many miles do you put on your car every year in Colorado? The average driver can travel anywhere between 12,000 to 15,000 miles annually. The first line of defense with all that driving is obviously your tires. This means there’s going to be a lot of wear and tear with all that rubber on the road. On the average there are 290 million tires manufactured every year and 259 million tires that are designated for the junk heap. With all of those tires heading to the trash it makes much smarter sense to find a way to reuse those materials.
The best thing you can do for the local Colorado environment with regard to getting rid of your tires is to make sure they don’t end up in a landfill. First of all, the very shape and design of a tire means that it’s going to take up more space at a landfill then most other items. Unlike paper or food products, a tire can’t just be smashed down to make more room. Tires also pose a greater environmental risk if they should catch fire which is a common occurrence at landfills. Believe it or not, tire fires can actually burn for months if not for years. These types of fires are extremely challenging to put out and they can release harmful toxins directly into the air, water and soil.
Another risk of not properly disposing of a tire is that it can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and rodents. When water pools and a tire then the mosquitoes are sure to follow. And rats like nothing better than to curl up inside a tire and make it their new nest.
Then there is the issue of how much energy is used to actually make a tire. Typically, 22 gallons of oil are needed to make a brand-new truck tire. However, if that tire is made of recycled materials referred to as retread then only 7 gallons of oil are used in the manufacturing process. The cost factor for retreading a tire is also greatly reduced with savings sometimes amounting to 70% less than the cost of manufacturing a brand-new tire. Obviously, this cost would be passed down to the potential tire buyer.
Recycled tires can be put to use in many ways. They could be used to replace the fossil fuels used in some factories and thereby reduce the need for those fuels in the first place. Recycled tires can also be converted into planters or playground equipment. There have also been new forms of asphalt created using materials from tires that result in a quieter drive. All of this adds up to the simple conclusion that when it comes to getting rid of your tires they should be recycled.
If you have one or more tires taking up space in your garage you might want to consider calling in a professional junk haulers like Junk King Colorado Springs to take away those tires and make sure they end up at the proper recycling facility. The same junk haulers don’t have to just take away your tires they can also get rid of all that other junk that’s been taking up space in your garage, basement, attics or closets. Do a good deed by recycling your old tires.
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