Recycling Uses Bicycle Tires

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Eric
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Sorry if this has been asked and answered before. I did a search but couldn’t find anything on the message boards.

Is there anywhere in Pittsburgh I can recycle my 26×1.95 tires? I’m sure some auto place would love to take my tires and $10 a tire, so maybe somewhere cheaper… Or free?


RustyRed
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When I was in Kindred Cycles (Strip District) I overhead a customer ask if they took blown tubes and they said yes. Not sure if there’s a charge. I want to say I heard that they give them to someone (an artist, perhaps?) who repurposes them into other things.


Drewbacca
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“Sorry if this has been asked and answered before.”

Actually… I was meaning to ask the same thing myself. Good question!


J Z
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Performance has a recycling bin for tubes/tires that I’ve dropped stuff off at before in the front of the store, for free. Don’t know what they do with them, offhand.


Drewbacca
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In 2010, Performance Bike had a collection partnership with Pittsburgh based Liberty Tire… so I assume they go to one of Liberty Tire’s facilities. Thanks, I’ll try PB.


salty
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You can just take them to the dump. Limit is 2 car tires, I’ve heard they’ll take more than 2 bike tires but I haven’t tried it.

http://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/drop-off-information


Eric
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Just blew out a tire and a tube.  Any update with this beside Performance?  Do they still take blown out tubes and tires?


Gerry Durishan
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I took a slew of tubes and tires not long ago to Performance.  I’m certain they still have the program.


chrishent
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Banker Supply in East Liberty takes used tubes. Not sure about tires.


Eric
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thanks!

so, I thought to myself, “I wonder if someone takes used tubes and tires in pittsburgh” just yesterday.  so I searched on the message board, found the thread, and said to myself, “shoot, the person that created this thread doesn’t know how to spell. ” So then I posted yesterday my question, and then realized that I was the person that created the thread several years ago.

d’oh!

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