RECYCLE AT HOME = NO
Tyres cannot be recycled using your council’s recycling collection service.
Do not put tyres in your rubbish bin – they are classed as hazardous waste and must be kept separate from general household waste.
RECYCLE OUT OF HOME = NO
You cannot recycle tyres at your council-run Household Reuse and Recycling Centre. Old tyres are difficult to recycle as they are made of steel, rubber and textile. They can only be recycled by specialist facilities.
Reputable garages should offer their customers a way to recycle their old tyres when purchasing new ones.
There are private companies who will collect old tyres from home for a fee. If you arrange for a private waste contractor to collect your tyres, then remember; it’s your responsibility to check they have a Waste Carriers Licence. If an un-licensed waste carrier fly-tips your waste, it’s you that can be held responsible.
- Think of ways to re-purpose any old tyres you may have – for example, they make excellent garden planters when filled with soil