City wants to buy your old waste tyres – WRDW-TV

old waste tyres

New money, for old waste tyres. That’s one of the ideas behind a tire drop-off pilot program an Augusta Committee approved this week. News 12’s Jorge Lopez is on your side with how you could cash in if the commission signs off on it.


Tyre dumps like this one could be a thing of the past, if the rest of the world take up Augusta’s idea, of paying for your old waste tyres. At the moment tyres a dumped all over the place and it costs local authorities millions of dollars to clean them up. If the people take their old tyres to a designated site they will be paid for the old tyres.

This will be rolled out to the public at first and NOT the tyre retailers.

Buying your old waste tyres? Not bad if you can afford to

I have been writing about the disposal and after care of the old discarded old waste tyres for as long as I can remember?

It has always been a thorny issue and a huge problem for the end user, the tyre retailer. As a tyre retailer I have no problems with the way that we are licensed, and have to effectively, monitor a tyres life from cradle to grave. We have to dispose our waste car tyres as the law states and most of us do that.

However there are always those who flaunt the law, the same as all things in life and these are the guys who dump the old tyres on any piece of waste ground that is available. We have all taken a stroll through our local woodland and beauty spots only to see piles of discarded tyres.

The problem with old waste tyres is that they take hundreds of years to rot back to nature and so cannot be sent to landfill sites. They are not thrown away by the public, because 99% of the

waste tyres retailer

This guy would be in for $500 by the looks of the size of his load?

The ones that are removed from the public’s cars are retained and handled by the responsible fitting stations, and are disposed of within the law.

In my own particular area if Halifax in Yorkshire, UK, the local council will allow you to take up to four scrap ones to the local waste facility for no charge, it is a free service. But many drivers just cannot be bothered and we see many just thrown at the side of the road, in some secluded area.

This local authority in the USA has come up with the idea of paying drivers for taking their old waste tyres to them after they have had new tyres fitted. This would only apply to the public and to tyre retailers or garages, but could filter back to them?

What I mean is if the local authority gave the drivers say £1 or $1 for each scrap tyre, then you would open the gates to all sorts of scenarios? As a tyre retailer I could give the customers their old waste tyres back to take them to the council and claim some money back. This would save me the fee of £1 that I have to pay for my old tyre removing? A win, win, situation.

But wait? Why don’t they just give the tyre retailer £1 for all their waste tyres and just cut the public out?

One advantage though is that you get the kids looking for old tyres to take back to the local authority and claim their £1 a tyre, it could clean things up a little, that is if they could take their faces out from their computers and tablets? When I was a kid we used to take “pop” bottles back and exchange them for sweets or ice cream. I am not sure about the kids of today? I don’t even think that their parents would be bothered to take them back to the nearest facility.

To conclude; unfortunately I don’t think this idea will work, I would love to be wrong, but I don’t think so.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Yokohama Tyres online from our website by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Micro Wave Technology-“Massive Breakthrough” New System for Breaking Down”WASTE TYRES”

Post updated  20/3/2014

Environmental Waste International INC Micro Wave Technology waste tyres

A huge breakthrough from a Canadian Waste Tyres  company will become a further step forward towards the total problem of waste tyres.

The company uses Micro wave technology to break down the different components that make up a tyre. The process pulls apart the molecular construction of tyre by using Micro Wave Technology which turn the tyres back to the original components, these are steel chords and belts, oil (a large component of a tyre) carbon black and other hydrocarbons

The president of EWI said,”The components you get out of it, the carbon black and the oil, are very high quality.” The company are making the Micro Wave Technology processing machines to sell all over the World and are targeting companies in South Africa,South America,Asia and Europe.

 Micro Wave Technology

Scrap tyres dumped like this may soon be a thing of the past due to Micro Wave technology

The Micro Wave Technology has taken over 20 years to develop with an investment of over $40 million, a further $8 million has been invested in a new plant near Ontario (Canada), which will be expected to process over 300,000 waste tyres per- annum,and will be run by only 15 members of staff.

This plant will be the only re-cycling waste tyre plant in the World to see a full waste tyre going and coming out at the other end as a by-product, this will be a great step in the right direction and lets hope that the machine and plant will be bought by a British company and used here to help solve the problem of waste tyres.

The normal way of processing waste tyres is to turn them into rubber crumbs and they are then turned into other products such as rubber floor tiles and playground materials, but the new method eliminates this process saving up to $3 a tyre in the processing cost.

Waste tyres have always been a problem

This new Micro Wave Technology waste tyre processing system looks a winner to me, and it shows the great move forward that we are making to solve the huge problem of waste tyres. The last article I wrote was about the use of waste tyres for making tarmac on road construction and I thought that that was pretty awesome, but this new system from Canada will be mind blowing and go a long way in re-processing waste tyres, perhaps we will be lucky enough to see the end of piles of scrap tyres cluttering the countryside and tyre dumping in our towns.

Article written by Eric

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.


Part Worn tyre sellers-going under the Radar when it comes to the “Environment Agency” ?

Part Worn tyre sellers

 Part Worn tyre sellers re stacking old tyres are stacked in the view of the public is this is illegal ?


We are told that the average man spends hundreds of pounds(or dollars).Hence, on car cleaning materials. Actually, I can believe this? one of the reasons being that in the past five years. Thousands of cut price car washing companies have sprung up everywhere. Especially, here in the UK. It has also come to my notice that the same companies are Part Worn tyre sellers


I think that this has been a very clever ploy. Of course, by these small car washing companies . As a result,they have tied up the fact that car owners would rather have their cars washed than buying a decent tyre.

The car wash people have opened up on practically all the derelict main road sites in the country, mostly old petrol (gas) stations. Here in the UK they also Part Worn tyre sellers and second hand cars. I strongly believe that these people actually do things that are not legal.

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Part Worn tyre sellers

We all pass these premises and even probably have our cars cleaned there, but how many piles of scrap tyres do we see stacked up and left outside ?. This is NOT legal.As a result, we also have to store our scrap tyres in a suitable container, hidden away from the public, these are requirements of the law, but it does not apply to these car wash people.

What happens to the dirty water and detergents. Hence, that comes from the cars that are washed ? Surely, the dirty water should be filtered. Before going down the drain ?. I think that if I wanted a car wash that I would have to follow all manner of regulations. Thus, before the local counsel gave me permission . Therefore, it would be interesting to hear other opinions. but hey! Perhaps I am been just a “law abiding citizen”. Perhaps an “old fart”. But some of these car washers/part worn tyre places. Surely, do not look to fit into a modern health and safety Britain.


Are the Environment Agency ignoring this Part Worn tyre sellers developing problem

I also wonder if the EA, “ENVIROMENT AGENCY”regulations are being carried out, once again we tyre retailers are often checked by impromptu visits by the


“EA” to check to see if we have the correct documents and that we are storing and disposing of our old tyres legally, I know that this is not the case with some of these so called car washes who have got piles of old tyres stacked everywhere in the clear view of the public, in fact it looks to me that the old tyres are there to advertise the fact that they are second hand tyre sellers. Also if they openly flaunt the old tyres, then I wonder if they use waste transfer notes in the correct manner, perhaps they do?.

To conclude I think that these car washes should checked out by the EA , to see if they are complying with the law than we would all be in the same “playing fields” regarding the way these places look and work with proper health and safety laws and Environment Agency laws regarding the way that old tyres are stored and disposed of.

Eric Roberts.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts.