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Old 09-22-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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What do you do with removed tires?

I've got about a dozen old tires that I've removed over the last few years sitting in my garage. What's the best way to get rid of them without illegally dumping them? Without paying that is.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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I took the last couple down to Walwart and threw them into the tire bin out back. A bike shop might have a recycle program and might not freak out if you threw a couple tires in there bin either.
My local dump also has a tire pile and as of yet they haven't started charging anything to throw em in. I was just to lazy to drive out there and wait in line for just a couple tires.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:28 PM   #3
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our local trash drop off station accepts them free of charge.
old enough to know better......
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:00 PM   #4
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Discount tire took my last one.

I usually stop on the way home and toss them next to the tire disposal unit.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:48 PM   #5
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I have weekly garbage pickup here in FL. They will take auto and truck tires (not semi trailer tires), but regular pickup type truck tires from residential customers. I think it's 6 per week, They are supposed to take motorcycle tires as well, they used to occasionally leave my moto tires behind, but I'd just call the office and they'd get picked up next week. They pick up used motor oil as well.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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My Big O tire takes them for free. any kind

And fixes any flats for free. (auto)

so basically I'm indebted to them when its time to buy tires, and I'm OK with it..... they call it service.

otherwise it is 10 bucks a piece for motorcycle tires at the dump or 15 for car tires!
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:09 AM   #7
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Burn'em dontcha?
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:27 AM   #8
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My trash will take em in a trash bag. I use my angle grinder to cut in half so they fit and do not look too obvious. No other trash that could ID you in bag. If you burn them, better put in lots of other stuff, burn at night, and watch the wind cause if they catch you they will fine you. Same for wire. We do occasionally have hazardous waste days and they can go then too.

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Old 09-23-2013, 09:29 AM   #9
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our garbage guys take 'em . .. . suprirsed the daylights outa me . . .
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:35 AM   #10
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I drop em at the local recycle center along with my used oil and filters. Free
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:16 AM   #11
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I take them to the local tire guys, the ones who fix my flats for free and also do the winter/summer rotation for free.

$5.00 each at the local dump. Neighbor just dumped about 15 tires in front of the gate last year, left for the attendant to deal with. Gimme a break, the attendant is over 75 years old and a nice guy, no need for him to deal with that pile of crap on saturday morning when they do the weekly dump opening.

Twice this year I saw piles of tires left next to the highway for the highway guys to deal with. Great use of my tax dollars....and someone dumped some at the end of the road here, I guess I'll have to deal with them,noone else will.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:33 AM   #12
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Thanks for the ideas guys. I've called around to many of the local tire places and they all want 2-5 dollars to take them. I won't burn or just dump them in a random location, but I like the idea of just cutting them into smaller sizes and putting them in the normal garbage can for curbside pickup.

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Old 09-23-2013, 01:36 PM   #13
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Strange, most all garbage companies out here let you get rid of them for free (reasonable quantity) twice a year. You just have to call.

I keep several tires around as spacers for banging our bearings, seal replacement, etc.

You can always fill them with dirt, potato eyes and stack them.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:41 PM   #14
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Google your county or city's name and "hazardous household waste disposal".

Chances are excellent that there's a place and/or time you can drop them for free and they'll be disposed of correctly.

I was surprised to learn that here in Indy, you can just put tires out with the trash. They trash guys stash them off to the side in the truck and (presumably) they get handled correctly.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:38 AM   #15
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Put them on the curb unsecured, with a "for sale" sign. They will be gone by the time you get home.
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