If you’ve heard about the piles of tyres hauled from underwater in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour last year, then you have a perfect idea of how not to dispose used tyres.
Improper disposal of end-of-life tyres only leads to all sorts of problems. As they act as an excellent fuel source, these solid wastes increase the risk of fire when heated. When they breakdown, tyres are a serious hazard to the environment. In addition, they harbour many types of pests, from mosquitoes to rodents.
If you’re thinking about discarding your old tyres in your backyard, make all the efforts for them to end up in one these locations:
While it’s the least eco-friendly, acceptable destination for rubbish, a landfill is a better destination for your discarded tyres than the ocean. Dumping them there would at least take them away from the residential areas, thus lower the dangers they could bring to the neighbourhood.
However, considering their size, tyre eat up valuable space, which can otherwise be used for dumping smaller rubbish.
Australian states have their own ways to convert waste into energy. For instance, Western Australia is investing in state-of-the-art plants to replace old incinerators not just to meet internationally recognised standards, but also to make such facilities environmentally acceptable.
Through incineration, your tyre would get a new lease of life by transforming into different forms of energy to power practically anything.
The best option you have is to have your old tyres recycled — and earn money on the side. Even the cash isn’t that promising with the number of tyres you have, paying for skip bin hire in Jandakot, or whichever area you’re in, is just a small price to ensure they’d be properly reused and harm nobody in the future.
Sound waste management should be common sense. No matter how hard it is to dispose tyres compared to other rubbish, you always have eco-friendly options to get rid of them.