Comments on: Purchasing Tires for My Old Faithful http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/09/purchasing-tires-for-my-old-faithful/ The EPA Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:58:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Rita McCall http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/09/purchasing-tires-for-my-old-faithful/#comment-22271 Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:58:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9930#comment-22271 Wow! You just did two great things, one after the other. The tires are the parts of the car that first come into contact with the road. That is why your tires should always have deeper tracks: to have a firmer grip on the surface. Also, by disposing your old tires properly, you lessen the risk of them turning into pollutants.

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By: Lorna Griess http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/09/purchasing-tires-for-my-old-faithful/#comment-22270 Sat, 26 May 2012 21:03:38 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9930#comment-22270 Thank you for the helpful hint. I have never asked what was done with the used tires. Next time I buy tires I will make sure they are recycled.

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By: Joe Eitel http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/09/purchasing-tires-for-my-old-faithful/#comment-22269 Fri, 11 May 2012 15:28:49 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9930#comment-22269 It makes me sick when people toss tires into municipal landfills! Tires aren’t just made out of rubber, they also contain toxic substances that can leach into groundwater or release toxic chemicals into the air if they are burned.

Denise, I’m surprised the serviceman said they throw the tires right into the dumpster. That’s not right. Tires are definitely recyclable. Because of their potential negative effects on the environment, tires should always be recycled or reused. Here’s a link to the EPA page on tire recycling: http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/tires/faq.htm

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By: Taran http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/09/purchasing-tires-for-my-old-faithful/#comment-22268 Sun, 16 Oct 2011 23:12:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9930#comment-22268 That’s great! Denise, you were very proactive with the recycling. Most people don’t do that at all. I’d say, many reputable tire businesses ensure that the tires are recycled. For example, I work with TireVan – a mobile tire installer – who also offers EPA employees in the DC metro area a discount! We have a relationship with an area facility that all used tires that we remove from our customers’ vehicles are promptly recycled.

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By: Katie http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/09/purchasing-tires-for-my-old-faithful/#comment-22267 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 14:08:12 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9930#comment-22267 Wow, this is very helpful. I’ll keep this in mind next time I get new tires! Thanks.

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By: d http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/09/purchasing-tires-for-my-old-faithful/#comment-22266 Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:58:34 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9930#comment-22266 info very usefull thank you so much

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By: bootsoutletmall http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/09/purchasing-tires-for-my-old-faithful/#comment-22265 Fri, 30 Sep 2011 06:18:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9930#comment-22265 Some see this sad, hope to improve

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By: Jerry http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/09/purchasing-tires-for-my-old-faithful/#comment-22264 Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:44:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9930#comment-22264 That is wonderfull, You did a great thing, however where I live, they are supposedly forced by the govt. to charge the disposal fee anyway!
Even though we also have recycler that will dispose of them for us. They claim it must be charged in order to sell a new tire!
(I have been instructed as such by several tire retailers in our area.)

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/09/purchasing-tires-for-my-old-faithful/#comment-22263 Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:40:06 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9930#comment-22263 Informal Workers : Reuse of The Things.-

In my city has a lot of informal workers who are repairs many things to become on the road again. Fantastic! They have entrepreneurship and always think how make the old things to be changed ready. Their skill are better than government corruption employees….

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By: Elise Johnston http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/09/purchasing-tires-for-my-old-faithful/#comment-22262 Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:33:11 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=9930#comment-22262 Did you investigate used tires? There are vendors that specialize in re-selling almost new, gently worn tire for a fraction of the price (and the balancing, etc.). Give used tires a new life, save money and report instances of disposal fee fraud to the proper authorities.

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