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Offline jvalentour

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Old tires, any good use or pitch?
« on: March 05, 2018, 12:10:17 am »
I have about 30-40 old tires on my property.  I spent the winter gathering them and the flooding gave me a few more. 
Is there any good use for old tires or is it better to take them to the recycling center.  I can get rid of them for $2 a piece. 
I was thinking they'd be a good back stop on the shooting range or deposited on hillside areas with lot of erosion problems.  Or just getting them out of here....
Any good ideas?

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Re: Old tires, any good use or pitch?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 01:09:57 am »
I have seen old timers stack and fill them for retaining walls. On the other hand they are indicated in pollution.
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Re: Old tires, any good use or pitch?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 08:45:44 am »
Lovely idea Iddee, thank you.

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Re: Old tires, any good use or pitch?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2018, 08:45:45 am »
Recycling would work much better if they gave you 2 bucks a piece but it is a political money grab that discourages recycling.
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Re: Old tires, any good use or pitch?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018, 09:04:28 am »
I've seen potatos grown quite well in tyre towers.
But with the cost of potatos you may as well cash them in and buy them......

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Re: Old tires, any good use or pitch?
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2018, 09:17:12 am »
Skeggley, you don't get 2.00 each. You pay 2.00 each.
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Re: Old tires, any good use or pitch?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2018, 09:33:34 am »
Oh I see, well that's a different pot of potatos then...

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Re: Old tires, any good use or pitch?
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2018, 11:46:58 am »
Oh no no no.  I am required to pay the recycling center to take them. 
If I could get $2 each for them, it would be done!

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Re: Old tires, any good use or pitch?
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2018, 12:42:52 pm »
I got a couple tires that I was planning on using as mini raised beds for a tomato plant or two.  I've seen them painted to pretty them up some but I think iddee's suggestion beats that. 

As far a recycling goes, I'm all for it but what alot of people don't realize is that there is not a market for a lot of what is recycled in those bins that they place by the curb.  I've seen news stories(local and national) about glass that was saved for recycling just being hauled to the dump by the semi load because they couldn't give it away.

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Re: Old tires, any good use or pitch?
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2018, 02:16:41 pm »
I have used them for planting. anything that you want to keep warmer, like peppers or tomatoes do well.  You can stack them as high as you wish and plant potatoes in them. 

 Whatever you do, keep the water out of them as mosquitoes love to breed in them!!
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Re: Old tires, any good use or pitch?
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2018, 12:07:40 pm »
Decided to use them for erosion control.  They'll be full of dirt soon enough.

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Re: Old tires, any good use or pitch?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2018, 09:40:54 pm »
You have to pay to dispose of the tires and yet we have to pay $2.00 disposal fee when we buy them.
Amazing isn?t it.
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Re: Old tires, any good use or pitch?
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2018, 01:45:55 pm »
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You have to pay to dispose of the tires and yet we have to pay $2.00 disposal fee when we buy them.
Amazing isn?t it.
Jim

Is that a fee for new tires, or for the ones being replaced?  I see places here selling used tires.  I wonder how many times they collect that $2 fee.  And then I cringe to think I'm on the same roadway as people who buy my worn out tires that I don't trust on my car, but somehow am supposed to trust on somebody else's car. 
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Re: Old tires, any good use or pitch?
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2018, 02:46:24 pm »
Dallas,
That is a fee we have to pay when we buy tires. It is really just an added tax. Supposedly for when the tires are disposed of.
Jim