Old tyres are trash items that need to be disposed of responsibly. Despite wear, old tyres stay intact and are “indestructible” according to Earl W. Dahl of Goodyear. This is why many people choose to visit a service station to get a tyre replaced and will gladly pay a small disposal fee if necessary. Otherwise, you’ll probably have to pay for a haul-away service to get rid of a tyre properly and legally. Instead, consider reusing the tyre to help both the environment and your pocketbook.
Spray the old tire with a tire cleaning and degreasing product and hose it down thoroughly to get rid of the months or years of dirt and grime before you attempt to reuse it around your home.
Use the tire as a bumper to prevent damage to your car when parked on the street as another alternative. Attach the old tire to a sturdy rope (with a square knot again) and throw the rope in your trunk. Close the trunk door and allow the tire to hang in front of the bumper.