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Bike Tires & Inner Tubes


Bicycle tires and inner tubing 

Bicycle tires and tubing should not be thrown in your curbside trash or recycle bins. Tires and tubing are made from butyl rubber and other chemical additives that are not biodegradable. Ask your local bike retailers about take-back and recycling opportunities or try searching for drop off locations at Earth911.

Other potential options for bike tire and tubing recycling could be automotive repair and retail shops, outdoor biking clubs, outrigger canoe clubs and upcycling. Old tires and tubing can also be a source of artistic or DIY inspiration. Green Matters offers several at-home recycling ideas, and you can use car tire recycling ideas for bike tires as well! 

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