Recycling / disposing of my old tyres - what to do?

by PJ McNally   July 2, 2010  

Dear all,

I have a quick question one of you might be able to answer.

I recently bought a new set of tyres. I've replaced the rear one, and the front is soon to follow.

However, what should i do with the old tyre? It's badly worn, I wouldn't want anyone to ride it 2nd-hand.

Apparently car tyres can't go to landfill, but must be recycled / properly dealt with. The ban doesn't apply to bike tyres - but does anyone know how i can do the right thing anyway?



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the local recycling center here* (or 'tip' as it used to be) now has a section for tyres, car and bike so you may find your local place has this also..


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posted by Fringe [1093 posts]
2nd July 2010 - 17:22


Thanks! Turns out that in Oxford, a LBS takes them in - Oxford Cycle Workshop. So i'll drop them off when i get a chance.

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posted by PJ McNally [595 posts]
2nd July 2010 - 19:09


Great idea, always wondered if you could recycle tyres.

I like my bike but it needs a hidden 25cc motor Smile

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posted by Fish_n_Chips [379 posts]
2nd July 2010 - 23:24