Where to put tires from the car: recycling rubber wisely

Every car owner has to deal with the problem of recycling old tires more than once. They cannot be simply thrown away anywhere: in all civilized states, this method of getting rid of old rubber is punishable by a fine, since tires release toxins into the air.


Unfortunately, you can often see old tires in the yards and dachas in the form of benches, flowerpots, fences and other creativity. Craftsmen, apparently, do not want to know that tires are classified as waste of the 4th hazard class.

You will not be able to dispose of rubber on your own. However, there are points that accept tires for scrap, and then send them to factories for recycling. This service is usually free in large cities, and in small cities it is often necessary to pay a small amount. In big cities, it is also possible to exchange old tires for new ones in special services, and you will receive a brand new set at a discount.

The further fate of old tires

Nowadays, there are two approaches to recycling old tires. The first is to turn tires into crumbs, then the metal components are sent for remelting, and the rubber crumb is used as an ingredient for road surfaces; it can also be used to create new tires, rubber shoes, hoses, and more. But recycled rubber into crumb and rolled into the road surface does not prevent the evaporation of toxic substances for human health, especially in playgrounds and stadiums, as is customary to do today.

When using the second method, namely pyrolysis, the raw material decomposes without air access to liquid fuel, carbon black, gas and steel cord. The pyrolysis technology belongs to ecological options, because in the natural environment tires decompose for a century and a half, polluting the air and soil with toxins. Those. complete disappearance of any substance in nature does not exist. The decomposition of human waste: polymers, car tires, metal cans, etc., means only their decomposition into smaller particles that make up fractions of a millimeter, which, due to the cycle of substances in nature, enter water bodies, seas, oceans, wells, earth, and then into our daily diet.

There is no waste during pyrolysis, there are no harmful substances in the resulting processed products. Pyrolysis fuel can be used both as fuel in boilers and for generating electricity, providing the needs of an enterprise or nearby houses.

Carbon black is used in various mixtures for metallurgy, production of building materials, and production of fuel briquettes. Gas can be directed to the needs of the installation itself, as well as to generate electricity. Steel cord finds its application in the metallurgical industry.

Pyrolysis is an alternative opportunity to obtain heat and electrical energy without harmful effects on the environment. Thus, your old tires delivered to special services can be recycled in a very civilized way: using an environmentally friendly and cost-effective method.