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Tyres

Find out how to reduce, reuse and recycle tyres.

Reduce

Drive or ride carefully, avoiding unnecessarily heavy braking and cornering and harsh acceleration to keep tyre wear to a minimum.

Keep tyres inflated to the correct pressure. If you store unused tyres for future use, keep them out of direct sunlight, and ensure they are not crushed as this will lead to cracking. 

Reuse

Turn old tyres into planters.

Cut old inner tubes into strips to be re-used as wheel rim tape.

Recycle

Old vehicle tyres will be accepted by the fitting garage whenever they fit a new tyre to the vehicle (though a disposal charge may be added to your bill for this).

Another option is to contact your local scrap or car dismantling yard, because some will accept tyres at a charge.

You cannot dispose of tyres at any Suffolk Recycling Centre.