Mountain of Tires

Mountain of disposed tires.

If you place the almost 300 million tires disposed of each year in the United States side by side, they would stretch almost half way to the moon or encircle the earth over four times. Recycling these old tires is an environmentally friendly manufacturing process that stops millions from ending up in landfills while also producing a useful raw material. Approximately two-thirds of scrapped tires are recycled and used to manufacture a wide range of innovative commercial products. The largest single use of this recycled material is in a mixture of asphalt for highway and road construction. The website is an invaluable resource for finding a recycling facility near you that accepts tires and other products not normally taken by municipal recycling centers.

The following list contains a sampling of the diverse products currently being created from recycled tires.

Home, Garden and Business

  • Furniture
  • Rubber Mulch
  • Acoustical Underlayment for Floors
  • Commercial Flooring
  • Downspout Splash Blocks
  • Interlocking Paving Blocks
  • Landscape Border

Transportation and Industry

  • Tire Derived Fuel (TDF) Used in Industry
  • Cargo Containment
  • Rubberized Asphalt for Highway Construction
  • Sign Base and Post Systems
  • Speed Bumps
  • Temporary Safety Fencing
  • Aviation Wheel Chocks

Sports, Recreation and Schools

  • Floor Mats
  • Wall Mats
  • Equestrian Arena Mulch
  • Playground Mats
  • Swings
  • Playground Safety Borders
  • Trailer and Stall Mats for Large Animals


  • Belts
  • Wallets
  • Purses
  • Shoe Soles
  • Jewelry

Find places to recycle your tires @