Lots of old tires - repurposing ideas?

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  • Flipturn Flipturn on Apr 02, 2018
    Another option to using them as a yard decoration is to donate them to boys&girls club or church group camps. These organizations rely heavily on donations as a resource, and tires can always be used in outdoor obstacle courses or similar physical fitness climbing activities and games.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 02, 2018

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 02, 2018
    Look up pinterest - old tires. Planters - Swings - Motorbike - Horse etc.....

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Apr 02, 2018
    Then you can plant in them...flowers or veggies. Some paint them. We all know about tire swings, kids love. Then the options of Flipturn are great!

  • Tokopah Tokopah on Apr 02, 2018
    I have seen some laying on their side (think hole touching ground in the center) with the top side slit from center to tread and peeled back. I do not know how they got those "wedges" to remain pealed back. Then the tires were filled with soil (I don't know if there were holes drilled in the bottom side for drainage or not.) and filled with blooming flowers.

  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 02, 2018
    i just saw these on Facebook!

  • Missy Burch Missy Burch on Apr 02, 2018
    Sharon that's awesome! I was going to suggest painted planters or a swing for your kids!

  • Laurance Brown Laurance Brown on Apr 02, 2018
    Use them as flower planters in the yard. I would use 1/3 peat, perlite & vermiculite mix, bit of sand (for drainage). Stack 2 or 3 tires and fill them with soil. If you paint them, the paint will start too crack shortly from weather. I understand there is a rubber based paint on the market, but have never tryed it.

  • Lynn Lynn on Apr 03, 2018
    cut them into sections and line them for a garden border

  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 03, 2018
    Old tires are toxic, having lots of bad chemicals including carcinogenic benzene. Dispose of them. I take mine to Les Schwab to be recycled.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 04, 2018
    I agree with Sharon on this one, since you know the tires are old and probably beginning to break down, disposal is the safest option. If unsure where to take them, ask a local tire company where they take theirs.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Apr 04, 2018
    The black rubber on those 'Teletubby-like' chairs looks very dark and new. I am wondering if those tires are new, and not used??