How Often Should I Replace My Tires?

Switching out your tires is an important part of routine car maintenance, and will help keep you safe on the road. But how often should you change your tires? This question might seem easy enough, but you’d be surprised at how ...

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Mining Tire Recycling

Recycling those gigantic tires on mining trucks is a lot more interesting and involved than most people expect. Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about mining tire recycling. Mining tires are more than just “big” tires They’re big, alright. ...

What Happens To The Tires You Send In to Recycle?

Today, old tires are considered to be an extremely valuable resource. That wasn’t the case just a couple of generations ago.  As recently as the early 90s, most towns and cities had huge mountains of used tires just sitting in ...

Are Old Tires Safe To Recycle?

Whenever the topic of tire recycling comes up, one common question is whether or not they are actually safe to recycle. And it’s a great question. After all, recycled and repurposed tires are used in children’s playgrounds and in livestock ...

History of Recycling

Recycling is an ancient concept—at least as ancient as the Greeks in ancient history. Some would credit dinosaurs as the first recyclers. As important as it is to recycle, nature’s cycles are not quite what we would term recycling, and ...

Anyone Can Recycle Tires!

OTR (off the road) tires are some of the biggest tires often used for construction and mining. At Western Tire Recycler, we recycle old OTR tires to make various products such as water tanks and mulch. This process prevents tires ...

Tire World

Think for a moment about how many people live in the United States. Let's crunch some hypothetical numbers. There are around 300 million people in the country. There is a reported 263 million registered vehicles as well. The simple version ...

The Wheel: A Brief History

The story of Western Tire Recyclers starts long before our time. The first known wheels appeared in ancient history sometime as early as 4500 BC during the Neolithic Period. It can be tempting to envision a primitive wooden wheel attached ...

FAQs About Tire Water Storage Tanks

As you can probably infer from our name, we at Western Tire Recyclers specialize in converting old tires into reusable material. Our emphasis is off-the-road (OTR) tires, which are designed to sustain massive amounts of weight. These are typically used ...

Why Should I Recycle My Tires?

We have all been taught the importance of recycling. Taking care of our planet will not only benefit us, it will benefit future generations. It has become an unwritten rule of society that we recycle whenever possible. We frequently see recycling bins ...