When you need new tires for your vehicle, the first thought is how to dispose of the old ones. Previously, many people turned to landfills as a solution, but this is no longer an option. To begin, old tires provide a fire and environmental concern; therefore, they should be disposed of properly. Aside from the fact that they are highly flammable, methane gases are trapped in them and eventually released into the atmosphere and bodies of water. Fortunately, these can be upcycled.
At R.I Junk Removal, we strive to be environmentally conscious and recycle up to 60% of the junk we collect. For this reason, we put together a list of ideas you can follow to repurpose old tires.
Tires may be turned into garden furniture for those who have a garden, patio, or deck and love spending their free time relaxing in the open air while drinking their morning coffee or afternoon tea. You can make tables, chairs, ottomans, even couches out of used tires! Some DIYers paint the tires, while others use rope to conceal them. This will all depend on what kind of look you’re looking for.
Old Tire Planters
Old tires make excellent planters since they are strong and can endure cold weather, wind, and rain. As the tires warm up in the sun, they cause the soil to dry more quickly, keeping the soil heated and preventing root rotting. It’s also simpler to keep weeds at bay in tire gardens since the enclosed environment makes it difficult for them to spread.
Use an old tire to make a dog bed that’s both inexpensive and cozy for your beloved pet. Thankfully this bed can be made in a few hours using simple craft tools. You won’t have to spend as much money on typical dog beds this way. To create this very cozy bed, you will need a recycled tire, paint, upholstery, and paintbrushes.
While new tires are useless to children, used tires can be used in a playground. Tires can be upcycled for your children’s pleasure in various ways, including tire swings and obstacle courses. The best part about it is that kids can join in this DIY project.
When it comes to recycling, the possibilities are endless. Do you have a lot of junk at home that you want to get rid of? Don’t hesitate to give us a call!