October 16, 2019 WGmarketing

A simple guide to tyre disposal

If you work in a commercial industry, such as a mechanic in a car garage, your business may have an abundance of damaged, redundant tyres that need disposing of.

If this is the case, you may be wondering how to dispose of your those tyres legally and safely, as well as what happens to them afterwards. This article covers all of this, plus some helpful tips and advice to guide you through your tyre disposal.

Why do I need to tyre disposal?

Whole tyres were banned from landfill sites around 2002, but end-of-life tyres were only forbidden from UK landfills as a result of the 2006 EU Landfill Directive. Since this initiative came into place, the UK has progressed to the point where nearly 100% of waste tyres are recovered and recycled. – The Guardian

The Government’s aim was to move the UK towards becoming a ‘zero waste economy’ which essentially means reducing, reusing and recycling all valuable resources (wherever possible). This is necessary to conserve resources, save money for businesses and households, and reduce negative environmental impacts.

The tyre disposal and recycling facilities Commercial Recycling offer in Wimborne, Dorset and in Evercreech Somerset are available to businesses and all members of the public.

If you need help with the legislation surrounding tyre disposal, contact us on 01202 331560.

What tyres can be disposed of?

At our local recycling centres, we accept various tyre disposals, including:

  • Car and motorcycle tyres
  • Tractor and trailer tyres
  • Van, truck and lorry tyres

It is also important to note that tyres are not classified as hazardous waste. This means that they don’t need to be accompanied by a consignment note. However, like all other waste types, they do need to be supported by a Waste Transfer Note. This will be organised for you afterwards.

Please note that we can accept tyres that are either on or off the rim. If you’re still unsure whether we would accept your waste tyres, please contact us on 01202 331560.

What is the cost of tyre disposal?

The competitive prices Commercial Recycling charge for tyre disposal are calculated on a price per tyre basis with a different rate for each major size of tyre e.g. car, lorry etc. The fees we charge are also dependent as to whether the tyres requiring disposal are on or off rim.

For businesses with large numbers of tyres to dispose of, we can offer e a ‘price per tonne’ disposal rate.

For current tipping rates, please visit our ‘Prices’ page or contact our team of experts on 01202 331560.

What happens to my tyres after I have disposed of them?

Tyres that are disposed of at our centres are bulk stored and then transported to a specialist company for tyre recycling. As tyres are made of a mix of steel, rubber, oils and other chemicals, they are notorious for being more difficult to recycle.

However, through our partnerships with specialist recyclers, our tyres can be recycled into reusable products. For example, tyre rubber is generally recycled using one of these three methods:

  • Used in refurbishing, e.g. re-treading an old, used tyre
  • Broken down and reconstituted for use in new products
  • Incinerated to produce energy for use in manufacturing

Dispose of your unwanted tyres at Commercial Recycling

If you have unwanted tyres that need disposing of, why don’t you take them to Commercial Recycling? Either visit Canford Recycling Centre near Wimborne, or Somerset Waste Recycling in Southwood. If you would like to arrange your disposal in advance, simply give our team a call on 01202 331560 or email us at enquiries@commercialrecycling.co.uk.

Check out our waste disposal prices here >>

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