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.
The TCT has cleaned up 2283 used tyres from three sites.