The Environmental Protection Agency is chock full of all kinds of facts and figures regarding how Americans dispose of things. For instance, the EPA has found that over 290 million automobile tires are tossed away by Americans every year. That’s a lot of a rubber! The good news is that 80% of those tires are being recycled, repurposed and reused. So just where could your recycled tire end up?
One stop could be a playground. Recycled tires that are shredded up can be spread out like mulch around the playground area to act as a cushion for all those stumbles and falls. A lot of recycled tires also make their way right back to other automobiles. That shredded rubber can be used to make exhaust pipes, brake pads and insulation. A recycled tire can also be woven into floor mats or used as pickup truck bed liners. Civil engineers have found a use for recycled tires in the form of what they call crumb rubber. As you can infer by the title crumbs of rubber from a tire are poured into asphalt and become a kind of rubberized road. This is a great way to save money on repaving projects and it also makes for a smoother and quieter ride.
In Sacramento, there are exactly 6 facilities recommended by the city for tire recycling. These are typical business operations which are open during the week at specific hours. In other words, you have a finite amount of time and amount of destinations where to take any tire you would like to recycle. While it’s great that there are these centers around Sacramento that doesn’t mean it’s always convenient for your purposes. Imagine having to leave work to load up the back of your SUV with a couple of tires then drive to the city limits and dump them off. Yes, it’s a productive use of those tires but not really a productive use of your time. This is a job that’s better suited for Junk King Sacramento.
Junk King is a local Sacramento business that specializes in all kinds of junk removal. Junk King also is proud of the fact that they are able to divert upwards of 60% of all the material they collect to recycling centers. That’s a no-brainer!
When you hire Junk King Sacramento to take away your old tires you could also take advantage of them to remove any other unwanted item you have around your home. Think about those things that you pass by every day while muttering “why is that still here?” It no longer has to be there once you hire Junk King. As you gather up your pile of junk for removal you don’t have to worry about designating what you want to go to be recycled. Junk King will handle that for you!