Tyre Disposal

The correct tyre disposal is required by law! 

With Preston Tyre Bay you can dispose of your old, no longer needed tyres and wheels. 

When coming to us for a tyre change, you don't need to worry about what to do with your old tyres. 

We will take care of them and dispose of them free of charge in order to help you and to protect our environment. 

Old car tyres belong to the category of controlled non-biodegradable waste. With the legal control of disposal companies in the UK as well as in other countries, it is ensured that the tyres are disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. 

From an ecological point of view 

In a car tyre, one finds synthetic and natural rubber with soot and silicon oxide as well as steel and fabric. In addition, car tyres contain additives such as zinc, lead and sulphur. Also because of these additives, improper storage and the disposal of used tyres are an environmental risk. A potential hazard arises for surface waters, groundwater and soils, especially in the case of a fire. Therefore, disposal companies dealing with used tyres have to meet special requirements in terms of safety because of the fire protection. 


If the old car tyres are no longer suitable for road use, its materials should be recycled. With mechanical methods, scrap tyres can be separated into the components steel and rubber, which in turn can be used as raw materials. 

Finally, there is the possibility of energy recovery. Burning in a cement plant can save fossil fuels. 

We at the Preston Tyre Bay work closely with government approved recycling companies to make sure your old tyres get disposed of the correct way. 

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We will be happy to speak to you. You can certainly send you an email as well. We will do our best to answer within a few hours. 

Your Preston Tyre Bay & Autocare team