Make Reduce

Try to buy reconditioned or remoulded tyres where they are available. By keeping tyres inflated at the correct pressure and keeping the wheel balancing and tracking in check you will need to replace them less often.


Extracting the maximum safe life from a tyre saves valuable resources (oil, rubber, steel etc). So try to use your scrap tyres to make boat fenders, children’s play equipment or compost containers or planters.


Residents can deliver their tyres to the Smugglers Way Household Waste and Recycling Centre in their car, putting the metal rim in the scrap metal container for recycling and asking a member of staff where to leave the tyre.  Make sure you do not place the tyres in a “Rubbish only” container as burning of tyres causes toxic pollution.