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    How to get rid of used tires?

    Anyone know of a place that takes used tires without a fee?

    I tried to scrap two water heaters and some other metal a few months ago and all the "free" places wanted $75 to take the scrap. Freakin' joke! Then they sell it. Thieves!!
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    Re: How to get rid of used tires?

    Apartment complex dumpster? \_(ツ)_/
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    Re: How to get rid of used tires?

    It's tempting!!

    If I could find something that easily cuts the cable in the bead, I can cut them in half and put them in the garbage.
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    Re: How to get rid of used tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kim-n-Dean View Post
    It's tempting!!

    If I could find something that easily cuts the cable in the bead, I can cut them in half and put them in the garbage.
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    Re: How to get rid of used tires?

    I tried that. Didn't do shit. Can't hold the tire still enough for the blade to get a good bite.
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    Re: How to get rid of used tires?

    Should be able to fold them in half to fit in the can, but otherwise a grinder with a cutoff wheel will do a better job at cutting them. Not without a god awful mess and stink though. I'd be more inclined to toss them in a tire shops tire pile.
    Regarding your scrap metal stuff, nobody should be charging for that. The scrapers will come take it for free, or you can drop it off at a metal recycler yourself and get a couple bucks.
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    Re: How to get rid of used tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamextreme View Post
    Should be able to fold them in half to fit in the can,
    Trash won't take them unless they're cut up. Some place require cutting them into four pieces. An intact tire will keep resurfacing at the dump. That's why they won't take them whole.

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    I'd be more inclined to toss them in a tire shops tire pile.
    That's illegal and if they get your plate.....

    Quote Originally Posted by teamextreme View Post
    Regarding your scrap metal stuff, nobody should be charging for that. The scrapers will come take it for free, or you can drop it off at a metal recycler yourself and get a couple bucks.
    I called about ten different places or pick-up services. Everyone of them advertised as free. Everyone of them wanted money when I tried to use them.
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    Re: How to get rid of used tires?

    Don't ask how I know........ Tires fit real nice in a black contractor grade garbage bag. Allegedly they will blend right in if placed in a roller trash can with general household trash.
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    Got any flip flop wearing stunna squids in the area? Give em away for free.
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    Re: How to get rid of used tires?

    Hey Dean - just got a notice in the mail from Aurora Water and if you are an Aurora resident or business ONLY, you can go to their recycling event on Sept. 29 from 9-1pm at the Central Facilities Recycling Station, 13646 E. Ellsworth Ave. Cost is $1.50 per passenger or light truck tire, and $5 per semi tire (no rims). Cash and credit cards are accepted. Visit AuroraGov.org/Recycle or call 303.739.7173
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    Re: How to get rid of used tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sully View Post
    Hey Dean - just got a notice in the mail from Aurora Water and if you are an Aurora resident or business ONLY, you can go to their recycling event on Sept. 29 from 9-1pm at the Central Facilities Recycling Station, 13646 E. Ellsworth Ave. Cost is $1.50 per passenger or light truck tire, and $5 per semi tire (no rims). Cash and credit cards are accepted. Visit AuroraGov.org/Recycle or call 303.739.7173
    Yup. Got it, too. Probably have to go that route...
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    Re: How to get rid of used tires?

    Have you tried a local tire store? They might take em off your hands for free or a small kickback.

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    Re: How to get rid of used tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by j0ker View Post
    Have you tried a local tire store? They might take em off your hands for free or a small kickback.
    I take them to Discount when I'm having something done. 10-15 at a time, so I don't want to hit them up when I'm not getting any work done.

    I was trying to find a place to dump them as I need. Since recycling places sell them, I thought it would be easy to find a place that doesn't charge.... NOPE!!!
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    Re: How to get rid of used tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderman View Post
    Apartment complex dumpster? \_(ツ)_/

    Any dumpters... or ppl backyards

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    Re: How to get rid of used tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by mdub View Post
    or ppl backyards
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