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Why Aren’t Tyres Suitable for Skip Disposal?

Here at PWM Skip Hire, we strive to provide our clients with a stress-free way to dispose of debris and unwanted materials following a project. After all, there’s nothing more time consuming than taking several trips to the local tip! With this said, there are certain materials that are not suitable for skips because they are disposed of in their own particular way. Read on as we explain why tyres should never be placed in a skip…

What are tyres made from?

The tyres on a vehicle are made to withstand a lot of wear and tear and have a longevity guarantee of up to 10 years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first. In fact, around 30 different kinds of rubber and ingredients are used in order to create the modern tyres that we can purchase and use today. After their basic shaped is cooled, the tyres are then filled with textile elements like steel belts, beads, ply, and tread in order to provide durability.

Why can’t tyres go in a skip?

The materials that tyres are made from must be disposed of in a very specific way which is why they are unsuitable for skips. After all, the majority of the waste found in a skip is taken to a recycling centre where tyres are generally not accepted, and this leaves them destined for landfill. In addition to this, rubber also releases dangerous toxic gases and creates a thick, black smog when it is burned so it should never be placed on a fire as a method of disposal.

How are tyres disposed?

At a specialist recycling facility, used tyres are fed into an industrial shredder which reduces them down to small and easily manageable strips. Afterwards, magnets are used in order to separate the different layers so that each individual component can be recycled accordingly. The rubber is then treated in order to remove any toxins and dirt and reused in order to create AstroTurf for sports grounds or bouncy protective flooring for outdoor children’s parks.

Every skip hire company must follow strict regulations regarding the materials that can and cannot go in a skip. After all, it is important that tyres, solvents, and other potentially toxic materials are disposed of correctly. For all your skips Manchester needs, get in contact with a member of the PWM Skip Hire team today!