[TheThinkTank] Tire disposal

DancesWithCars danceswithcars at gmail.com
Fri Oct 11 23:33:51 PDT 2019


They make good bungee cords for hauling things on touring racks...

As shims, anti-twist, rub, etc for stuff on handlebars like camera, light,
etc mounts...

I've seen a co-op wrap handlebars with them..

Phoenix made bow ties out of some...

Just sayin,
get creative...



On Fri, Oct 11, 2019, 19:02 Jean-François Caron <jfcaron3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> At the AMS Bike Co-op in Vancouver for a while we had to personally
> deliver the tires to an industrial recycler in a really bike-unfriendly
> part of town.  We would borrow the student society's pickup truck to do a
> delivery a few times per year.  They charged by the ton.  IIRC we also
> co-operated with other community bike shops to aggregate all our tires for
> a single delivery.
>
> Whether they take bicycle tires is really up to the individual recyclers,
> you have to call and ask for specifics.  Unfortunately the volumes are
> usually so low a lot of companies won't think it's worth the hassle - even
> if you pay a fee.
>
> At smaller shops where I've volunteered the tires just end up in the trash.
>
> Jean-François
> On 2019-10-11 12:22 p.m., Kristin Kinnamon wrote:
>
> Our local Les Schwab tire store takes them as part of their  recycling
> program.
>
> Kristin Kinnamon
>
> Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop
>
> On Fri, Oct 11, 2019, 8:46 AM breathingplanet . <breathingplanet at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>  what do you do with your no good tires (dry rot, worn out, etc) ?
>>
>> Survey says.......
>>
>>
>> Thx!
>> Andrew
>> Troy Bike Rescue
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