What's the actual cost of tyre disposal?

What's the actual cost of tyre disposal?

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Bill

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45,084 posts

221 months

Friday 11th June
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Just thinking, as you do when you've got a load of old tyres to get rid of...

The tip charges £5 a tyre, the local tyre place £1.50 (ish iirc...) So what's the actual cost?

Dog Star

12,571 posts

134 months

Friday 11th June
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Go to a tip that doesn’t charge.

paradigital

219 posts

118 months

Friday 11th June
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Find a local karting/destruction derby/motorcross/etc track that uses them for barriers?

InitialDave

8,436 posts

85 months

Friday 11th June
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Absolutely nothing if they fit in a wheelie bin in a black bag.

normalbloke

4,657 posts

185 months

Friday 11th June
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Isn’t tyre disposal the reason a sawzall was invented?

The spinner of plates

15,105 posts

166 months

Friday 11th June
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Just burn them in the front garden.

rxe

5,065 posts

69 months

Friday 11th June
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normalbloke said:
Isn’t tyre disposal the reason a sawzall was invented?
Sthil saw. Takes 30 sec to slice them into quarters.

Bill

Original Poster:

45,084 posts

221 months

Friday 11th June
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Dog Star said:
Go to a tip that doesn’t charge.
I'm not prepared to travel that far!

Likewise to all the chopping suggestions (and the comedy burning one...) I CBA with the hassle. I'll just take them back to the local tyre place where they came from when they do my new tyres.

I was just curious to see if anyone knew the actual cost.

bluezedd

889 posts

48 months

Friday 11th June
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I just use a knife to cut the tyre where the tread meets the sidewall so you end up with 2 doughnuts and a floppy tread. The bin men do the rest.

If the tyre can go in whole without getting stuck to th sides then it'll leave that way

EDIT: I remember in a documentary they mentioned 80p cost that I saw a while back. The documentary was about criminal folk renting big units, filling them with used tyres then leaving the landlord with the mess

I agree with you that its probably not worth the savings if you're willing to pay for fitting the tyres.

Edited by bluezedd on Friday 11th June 12:21

gazza285

7,499 posts

174 months

Friday 11th June
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I don't know about the cost, but I am at the Cemex plant in Rugby, the tyres are chipped and burned in the furnace here, along with a great deal of plastic waste.

Cold

11,103 posts

56 months

Friday 11th June
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There's a lane near me that seems to be a regular drop-off and collect area for used tyres. It appears to be a free service.

Pica-Pica

8,216 posts

50 months

Friday 11th June
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This is where they go.

s p a c e m a n

9,747 posts

114 months

Friday 11th June
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gazza285 said:
I don't know about the cost, but I am at the Cemex plant in Rugby, the tyres are chipped and burned in the furnace here, along with a great deal of plastic waste.
byebye From a Tilbury tanker driver.

It can't be that cheap because people dump scrap 40ft trailers around here filled with tyres on a regular basis.

stevemcs

5,603 posts

59 months

Friday 11th June
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It used to cost us just under £1 per tyre but after other countries stopped taking them its gone up to just under £2 per tyre. Cost of import has also gone up and for us added £5 per tyre.