Around Tasmania old car tyres are being stockpiled in backyards, farmland and schoolyards and dumped in bushland, creeks and beaches. They are a fire hazard, and if burnt, release toxins into the soil, air and water. They breed mosquitoes, harbour snakes, and are an eyesore in our bushland. If recycled however, one standard car tyre can equal eight litres of fuel, or be turned into fuel pellets or rubberised surfaces for playgrounds or sporting arenas. Our latest cleanup: Pipers River.
The TCT has cleaned up 2703 used tyres from four sites.
On 4 April 2018 the TCT’s campaign to cleanup used car tyres took another step forward with 420 tyres being collected from a property at Pipers River north-east of Launceston. See full report and photos