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    Thread: How to dispose of old tires, legally and for free?

    1. 04-04-2006 11:13 PM #1
      I just spent a half hour searching the web on this topic. Apparently it's illegal to dump old tires with other waste, unless they are cut up, which I do not want to do. Any ideas?

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      04-04-2006 11:16 PM #2
      Quote, originally posted by Obelix »
      I just spent a half hour searching the web on this topic. Apparently it's illegal to dump old tires with other waste, unless they are cut up, which I do not want to do. Any ideas?

      Isn't there a nearby recycling center that will take them?

    3. 04-04-2006 11:17 PM #3
      my local costco accepts used tires to recycle them

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      04-04-2006 11:19 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by Obelix »
      I just spent a half hour searching the web on this topic. Apparently it's illegal to dump old tires with other waste, unless they are cut up, which I do not want to do. Any ideas?

      Just dump them on a friends lawn and let them deal with it.
      Worked for me and my buddies all through high school... sucked when they were on your lawn though .

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      04-04-2006 11:19 PM #5
      Find a field outside of any known municipality. Take a couple gallons of gasoline and some matches with you...
      WHAT???
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      04-04-2006 11:21 PM #6
      In NYC, we're allowed to bring in 4 tires (at a time) at select sanitation facility across the 5 boroughs.

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      04-04-2006 11:23 PM #7
      make some tire swings for the neighborhood kids.

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      04-04-2006 11:33 PM #8
      The local tire shop by my house accepts used tires for the $1/tire disposal fee. Since I don't feel like finding out how to get my city to take them in at no cost, that seems fair enough for me. $1 is practically free anyway, especially if the other option is to spend $3 in gas driving across town to wherever you could take them for "free".

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      04-04-2006 11:35 PM #9
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    10. 04-04-2006 11:39 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by veedubbn88 »
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      I am in that photo

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      04-04-2006 11:42 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by veedubbn88 »
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      dont those have an e-brake in the rear? and whats with the goon in the red shorts giving the V's to the driver?

    12. 04-04-2006 11:45 PM #12
      Just take them to a tire shop and pay the small fee. Or if you are a real bastard take the tires to the tire shop at like midnight on a Sunday morning when you know it's closed as hell and just throw them in their tire pile. Most shops have a visible pile next to the shop.

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      04-04-2006 11:46 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by WOT »
      dont those have an e-brake in the rear? and whats with the goon in the red shorts giving the V's to the driver?

      yeah mk4's had a rear e-brake, no idea whats with the guys in the picture, i just found it on google

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      04-04-2006 11:52 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by veedubbn88 »
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white...maybe minority, white, white, white...kid in the back with a suit (honorary minority).


      Not trying to start a flamefest here. Just an observation.
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      04-04-2006 11:56 PM #15
      I don't know what he thinks he's doing standing in front of that car. At NOPI last year a dude got thrown like 20 feet because he was holding onto an SRT-4 when it was doing a burnout, the car started to go forward and he was too drunk/stupid to realize it, and got launched, busted up his hand and shoulder when he hit the concrete.

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      04-05-2006 12:06 AM #16
      Quote, originally posted by Huckvw »
      I don't know what he thinks he's doing standing in front of that car. At NOPI last year a dude got thrown like 20 feet because he was holding onto an SRT-4 when it was doing a burnout, the car started to go forward and he was too drunk/stupid to realize it, and got launched, busted up his hand and shoulder when he hit the concrete.
      video please. not really funny the guy got hurt, it just sounds like a freakin hilarious chain of events.

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      04-05-2006 12:11 AM #17
      maybe he's tellin him to shift into second??? just an idea.

    18. 04-05-2006 01:03 AM #18
      Quote, originally posted by Seabird »
      Find a field outside of any known municipality. Take a couple gallons of gasoline and some matches with you...
      WHAT???

      Whoops... is that illegal? Maybe not when I did it, because a threw a few baby seals in for good measure.
      I would stop by my local Goodyear/Firestone/Sears shop and ask if they will take them off your hands. If they say the won't, come back in the middle of the night and leave them there anyway.

    19. 04-05-2006 01:13 AM #19
      http://youtube.com/user/robgridley
      winner of the waterfest 11 burnout competition!

    20. 04-05-2006 01:19 AM #20
      drop them off at your local tire shop(without them knowing) good as gone

    21. 04-05-2006 07:42 AM #21
      Quote, originally posted by AZGolf »
      The local tire shop by my house accepts used tires for the $1/tire disposal fee. Since I don't feel like finding out how to get my city to take them in at no cost, that seems fair enough for me. $1 is practically free anyway, especially if the other option is to spend $3 in gas driving across town to wherever you could take them for "free".

      We actually pay this when you buy the tire

    22. 04-05-2006 07:54 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by stangsnthangs »
      drop them off at your local tire shop(without them knowing) good as gone

      absolutely. Every Pep-Boys-esque repair shop and every tire place in my area has a big bin of used tires out behind the shop. Just go, late at night, and toss your tires in.

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      04-05-2006 07:55 AM #23
      when i used to work at walmart, it was about 65 cents to dispose a tire.

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      04-05-2006 06:47 PM #24
      When I buy tires, I convieniently leave the old ones at the tire shop, and their guys make them disapear.

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      04-05-2006 07:25 PM #25
      I think here, any shop that sells tires has to take old ones back too, to be recycled. Same with batteries and motor oil.


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