Keeping the Earth Healthy

Things You Can Do with Old Tires

Whether you have four old tires that just came off your vehicle or you have a growing pile of them in the backyard, you need to figure out what to do with them. Check out the following suggestions so you will have an easier time deciding the best thing to do.

Send Them to a Tire Recycling Company

There are many tire recycling companies out there. All you have to do is to find the one that is closest to you. These companies will take your old tires and recycle them so that the material can be used for a wide variety of things. For example, some toy tires, rubber mulch, and rubber landscaping stones are made out of old tires.

Use Them as Flowerbed Boarders

You might want to take your old tires and cut them in half for this project. Then, bury half of the pieces so that they are secure. You will want to leave the solid in tact side facing up as that will serve as your boarder. Once you have lined several of them up, from end to end, you will have a decorative, yet soft, boarder for all of your plants.

Make Flower Beds out of Them

Leave the tire in tact and give it a good cleaning. Now, you can either leave it its natural color or you can paint it the color of your liking. Once the paint is dry, you can place the tire anywhere in your yard where you would like a cute little round flowerbed. After placing it in the perfect spot, you will then fill it with quality potting soil and then add your plants and fertilizer. The nice thing about this type of mini flowerbed is that you can easily remove the plants and dirt and then move the tire to a different location if you decide that another spot would work better.

Create a Rubber Snowman

If you are someone that loves to decorate during the winter season, you might appreciate this one. Take your old tires and paint all of them white. Then, stack a couple of them on top of each other. If there are some tires that are slighter smaller, you can use those for the top. The smallest tire will sit on the top but will be propped up in a vertical position so that it can be the head of the snowman. Cut a thin piece of wood into a circle that is just large enough to cover the whole in the tire head. Paint it white as well and then use some black paint to draw the eyes and mouth of your snowman. Wrap a scarf around its neck and you have an instant snowman that will last all winter long.

With all of these ideas in mind, you should have no trouble figuring out what to do with all of the used tires that have just been sitting around. Talk to a tire recycling company for more information.