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Q: Recycling Old Tires ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Recycling Old Tires
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: greenquest-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 06 Jun 2006 10:58 PDT
Expires: 06 Jul 2006 10:58 PDT
Question ID: 735772
Can old tires be recycled? If so, where, and what is the recycled material used for?
Subject: Re: Recycling Old Tires
Answered By: answerfinder-ga on 06 Jun 2006 12:54 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear greenquest-ga 

Tyres can indeed be recycled. They can be re-used or retreaded to make
more tyres, or recycled to make railroad ties, rubber modified
asphalt, athletic surfaces, plastic/rubber blends, insulation, or
fuel. The are several new ideas also being researched.

This Ohio Department of Natural Resource web site has a good guide to
tyres and their recycling.

This document from the UK?s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
sets out how the UK is dealing with the problem and the available

As for where to dispose of them, I?m not sure where in the world you
are located but I suspect by your spelling of tyres - sorry, tires,
suggests the US. In that case, the US Environmental Protection Agency
has useful information and advice on the disposal of tyres.

I hope this answers your question. If it does not, or the answer is
unclear, then please ask for clarification of this research before
rating the answer. I shall respond to the clarification request as
soon as I receive it.
Thank you
greenquest-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
excellent answer

Subject: Re: Recycling Old Tires
From: answerfinder-ga on 07 Jun 2006 00:31 PDT
Dear greenquest-ga,
Thank you for the tip. Pleased I could help.
Subject: Re: Recycling Old Tires
From: axemblack-ga on 08 Jun 2006 02:54 PDT
not sure if it was included in the above answer or not, but old tyres
are also used for road surfaces and pathways, especially the kind you
find in children's parks, which are soft and springy; usually those
kinds of surfaces will have cut up used tyres in.

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