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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:05 am 
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I've accumulated quite a few old tires, just folding them up when their riding days are done and putting them back in the box. Now there's quite a pile on the bike stuff shelf. Thinking perhaps there is some way to recycle them or reuse somehow. Is there anything to be done with spent tires other than just put in the garbage/trash/rubbish?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:36 am 
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Contact an auto tire store, see if they will accept your rubber for recycling.

Our local outdoor retailer here in Canada (MEC) accepts tires for recycling.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:18 pm 
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I'll check with the local auto tire places but around here when you get new auto tires they charge $2.00 each for the old tires as "local tire disposal" fee. I'll check with some LBS too. From what I can decipher on various forums most places also charge for bike tires/tubes. Looks like my local landfill might have a separate area for tires where they are picked up by a recycler, just have to pay normal dump fees. Probably the way to go for me. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:34 pm 
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you could probably just go to your local tire shop after hours and throw your spent tires onto their tire pile that will end up with the recyclers


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I just tape them up and put them in my recycle bin. That way they can decide what to do with them.


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Maybe still good enough for rollers? I recycle all my old tyres as roller or indoor tyres. Just untill they blow. Then they're completely done for me. :-)

PS: Check tyres before usage if any debris or so. ;-)

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I read, "I bite mine" the first time I saw your post, it was funny. Now it isn't :D


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Around here, Performance Bike has a recycle bin for tyres and tubes.


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You can make great belts out of them.

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