stacked up tyres, how to dispose and remove tyres responsibly

How to Dispose of Tyres

When you need to get rid of some old or spare tyres, there are a few things to consider. It’s a criminal offence not to dispose of tyres properly, so it’s well worth doing a bit of homework before getting rid of them.

Not all councils will allow tyres to be taken to the tip, and those that do will often charge a nominal fee of around £3 per tyre. You will need to contact your local council in order to check what their policy is. They’ll also be able to point you in the right direction if they don’t accept tyres.

Some garages and tyre fitting companies will be able to take them off your hands, again for a fee. If you have a local garage, give them a quick ring to see if they will accept the tyres. Kwik-Fit does not offer this service, but Halfords, for example, do.

There are specialised firms that deal with tyres. They do charge to collect and dispose of your old tyres, but can often save you the hassle of finding a tip or garage that accepts tyres. As with all these suggestions, you’ll need to double check that any company you use has an appropriate waste carrier’s license.

Only registered waste carriers are legally allowed to dispose of tyres, so if you do find somewhere that offers to take them, make sure you ask to see their license.

You won’t be allowed to throw tyres away in a skip. The skip companies are not covered to dispose of the tyres, so will not accept a skip that has them in it.

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