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how do i get rid of 1000 tires?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by unclescooby, May 14, 2009.

  1. jonny o
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
    Posts: 836

    jonny o

    Local dragstrips and round tracks?
    Drags for sides and end of sandtrap in the shutdown.
    Circle tracks for obstructions in turns.

    Man... you have a tough one there...
  2. 51delivery
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 142


    I would suggest using the Free listing section on Craig's list or just put up a free sign. We have the "Free Tree" in front or our house. Tires and everyting else always goes away. It is amazing the stuff that people will take. A Drunk on a bicycle once took a cast iron sink.
  3. Pete1930
    Joined: May 5, 2006
    Posts: 322

    from Boston

    Don't they also grind 'em up and use 'em as road beds under asphalt? Maybe a road construction company of some kind? Try to find all the uses for ground up tires, and then look around in your area for people who make whatever the uses are.

    Good luck
  4. Phil1934
    Joined: Jun 24, 2001
    Posts: 2,649


    Some places will take tires as trash if cut into quarters. The problem with whole tires is they float up in dumps. Call your local dumpster drop off service and see if they will take quartered tires. Then break out the saw.
  5. rusty28a
    Joined: Jun 10, 2008
    Posts: 452


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  6. JokerJ
    Joined: Oct 11, 2003
    Posts: 93

    from Hobergs

    I second the "Earthship" idea, build a shop maybe? You could buy a bunch of rope & sell them as tire swings...
  7. I know around here the govt. is experimenting using recycled tires in an asphalt mix for repaving, otherwise 1 gal. gas, 5 gal. diesel for that slow, steady burn!
  8. Ol Deuce
    Joined: May 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,188

    Ol Deuce
    from Mt. U.S.A.

    If their are any 16"or 18" Indy tires in that mess I will buy them
  9. Who makes tire blasting mats?
  10. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,208

    from Sultan, WA

    Pack 'em in 32 fords, and i'll take 'em
  11. duste01
    Joined: Nov 5, 2006
    Posts: 1,213


  12. I pm'd you the contact info of my friend Ben R, who is a part owner of a tire burning plant in IL, maybe Ben can give you some ideas. You might be too far for him to want to get yours but he's in that biz. Tell him John Ryan sent you.
  13. Drive Em
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,748

    Drive Em

    Nobody is going to take them for free, I pay $2.00 a piece at the local tire store to leave them off. The company that picks them makes money on them, but they still charge for picking them up. Tires are a problem, so you have to pay.
  14. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 14,915


    Well, if you can charge people for air, AND these tires have air in them....they may actually make you money after all. :)
  15. bluemoose
    Joined: Dec 21, 2008
    Posts: 305


    If you can't find someone to grind them for playground mats try talking to the local asphalt provider. Sometimes they need an rubber component included in the asphalt mix (helps with wear). While they most likely don't gring them, they might have the name of a Company that does. Also try the biofuels, they grind them and burn them at really high temps which bruns all the bad gasses. Also try the City, they sometimes have programs to help clean up and dispose of tires.
  16. Rent a bulldozer and bury them. Probably not legal, but I know of an old junkyard right near the Adarondack Park that did that. And they'd had the EPA in and out because of oil and coolant spills from the scrapping -
  17. Old Gold
    Joined: Dec 31, 2007
    Posts: 438

    Old Gold

    Buy 250 cars that need tires and install them:eek:
  18. art.resi
    Joined: Oct 15, 2006
    Posts: 214


    Living in yhe moutains here we have used them for retaining walls where the ground was giving way similer to the house building post. After filling them with dirt and
    stacking them they put plants in them and it coovers the tire so it is out of sight.
  19. Goztrider
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 3,067

    from Tulsa, OK

    There was a "Dirty Jobs" episode that had a company that was cleaning up a site and distributing them. I don't know if they charged, or what they did for sure, but they salvaged some and sent'em to Mexico, sent some to be retredded, and scrapped some. The scrapped ones were shredded and used in a electricity or steel plant as fuel to generate power.

    I remember it because they had a platform dump where they'd back the 18 wheeler onto the ramp and the entire platform would raise up on front and dump the load out the back of the truck, placing the nose of the truck alround 75-100 feet in the air!

    Might be worth checking out to see if there's a contact to be made.
  20. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,197

    from Chicago

    Build one hell of an obstacle course. :D
  21. 23 bucket-t
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,366

    23 bucket-t

    Buy 250 cars. ..................... :D
  22. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,756

    from vail az

    Find someone who wants to make a tire house
  23. There is a place out here that takes them for $50 a ton. I know that doesn't help you there, but shows these places do exist.

    The used tire places around here cut the sidewall off at the shoulder, both sides and cut the tread so it lays flat. They fill the waste management dumpster with them and they go to the dump like regular trash. If you cut them up, they are not considered a tire anymore.. just rubber.

    Or make stacks 5 high. Fill them with straw, and go into the sweet potato farming business! :D
  24. BigDaddySteamRoller
    Joined: Sep 23, 2002
    Posts: 504

    from Phila, PA

    Stack them up in the front yard with signs saying DO NOT TOUCH...... They'll disappear.

    I know that in some coastal areas, they tie them up & use them off shore as artificial reefs.
  25. dirthawker1313
    Joined: Apr 18, 2005
    Posts: 648


    im gonna age myself here could make a boat load of tire tread sandals out of em..
  26. gbafus
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
    Posts: 8

    from Camas, WA

  27. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,340


    becareful who in the city you talk to on this , if the wrong ear gets bent she could be forced to clean this tire mess up an it can get expensive , my 2 cents worth
  28. Bear Metal Kustoms
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,856

    Bear Metal Kustoms
    Alliance Vendor

    Scoob... you always have to outdo everybody.. I only have 100 tires to get rid of.. everywhere near us makes us pay 2.00 to leave them or pick them up.. Jason.
  29. 4-Mexicans, (I say it with love, it's just who I'd use for this job.)
    4-cheap HF reciprocating saws
    8-Demolition blades
    1-40' dumpster

    Should be able to quarter them and get rid of them for less than $1000.
  30. unclescooby,

    Are there any farms in the area? Alot of farms in my area use them by the hundreds to hold down the plastic on their picked crops (silage or cattle feed). Just a thought, maybe you could look for one of these farms and ask them if they want them. Heck they may even buy them.


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