Tyres Recycling Hotline

Each year in Australia, the equivalent of 48 million tyres reach the end of their life, only 16% of these are domestically recycled. Around two thirds of used tyres in Australia end up in landfill, are stockpiled, illegally dumped or have an unknown fate.

This represents both a waste of resources and creates health and environmental issues. Each passenger car tyre contains approximately 1.5kg of steel, 0.5kg of textiles and 7 kg of rubber.

Source - "Study into domestic and international fate of end-of-life tyres - Final Report" , Hyder Consulting, 17th May 2012

Tyre Stewardship Australia

Tyre Stewardship Australia LogoIn recent years all governments have worked with the tyre industry to establish Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) and a voluntary industry funded tyre product stewardship scheme. This scheme aims to increase both the number of tyres recycled in Australia and the use of products made with recycled material. Tyre industry participants who apply for, and gain TSA accreditation must commit to playing their part in sustainable end-of-life use for tyres.

It's important to ensure that the mechanic or garage you use recycles your tyres. Some tyre service centres will recycle your tyres for free when you purchase new ones. Please check terms and conditions with the retailer before dropping off tyres.

Drop off locations for Tyres - Passenger Vehicles

11 drop off businesses match on Tyres - Passenger Vehicles within approx 60km of Brisbane QLD

Click the link for business details and map. Approved businesses are participants in Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA).

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km)
Kmart Tyre & Auto Service /business/12303 Captain Cook & Kennedy Hwy Cairns, QLD, 4878 145.69212198257446 -16.839067952044946 Cairns QLD 4878 145.69212198257446 -16.839067952044946
Beaurepairs /business/14392 107 Sheridan St Cairns, QLD, 4870 145.7709172 -16.9203603 Cairns QLD 4870 145.7709172 -16.9203603
Beaurepairs /business/14393 63 Tolga Rd Atherton, QLD, 4883 145.4761300 -17.2541380 Atherton QLD 4883 145.4761300 -17.2541380
Beaurepairs /business/14399 Byrnes St Mareeba, QLD, 4880 145.4197965 -16.9977848 Mareeba QLD 4880 145.4197965 -16.9977848
Beaurepairs /business/14434 21 Mill St Mossman, QLD, 4873 145.3759893 -16.4591821 Mossman QLD 4873 145.3759893 -16.4591821
Goodyear Autocare /business/14632 9 Robert St Atherton, QLD, 4883 145.4756860 -17.2689860 Atherton QLD 4883 145.4756860 -17.2689860
Goodyear Autocare /business/14639 102-108 Lyons St Cairns, QLD, 4870 145.7759757 -16.9280873 Cairns QLD 4870 145.7759757 -16.9280873
Goodyear Autocare /business/14654 21 Catherine St Malanda, QLD, 4885 145.5933419 -17.3534024 Malanda QLD 4885 145.5933419 -17.3534024
Goodyear Autocare /business/14655 8 Hort St Mareeba, QLD, 4880 145.4233835 -16.9953619 Mareeba QLD 4880 145.4233835 -16.9953619
Goodyear Autocare /business/14658 15 Mill St Mossman, QLD, 4873 145.3752571 -16.4590794 Mossman QLD 4873 145.3752571 -16.4590794
Jaxquickfit /business/14711 403 Mulgrave Road Cairns, QLD, 4870 145.7450750 -16.9392870 Cairns QLD 4870 145.7450750 -16.9392870
Kmart Tyre & Auto Service /business/12303 Captain Cook & Kennedy Hwy Cairns, QLD, 4878 145.69212198257446 -16.839067952044946 Cairns QLD 4878 145.69212198257446 -16.839067952044946

Pick up locations for Tyres - Passenger Vehicles

9 pick up businesses match your query on Tyres - Passenger Vehicles

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Steve's Rubbish Removals Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
S & J Australian Scrap Tyre Disposals All quantities collected Qld May apply
Clean It Industrial Services Vacuum Tankers up to 26000 litres. Trucks and Waste Sk... Qld May apply
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Ascot Ashgrove Auche... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Ashmore Banora Point ... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply

Waste Tyre Recycling

End-of-life tyres and tyre derived products can be put to productive use in many ways which include:

  • the manufacture of new rubber products such as soft fall surfaces, artificial turf and conveyer belts
  • road construction and surfacing
  • alternative fuel source for producers of energy and cement
  • brake pads and other rubber products.

Importance of Tyre Recycling and Correct Disposal

  • Old tyres are a potentially valuable resource with various re-use, recycling and waste to energy options.
  • Stockpiles of tyres present a fire danger, which, if burnt, can release toxic gases.
  • These stockpiles are a further health risk, as they provide ideal breeding habitats for mosquitoes and vermin.

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