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South Arm Primary School tyre cleanup day, April 2015. Preparing tyres for cleaning.

South Arm Primary School tyre cleanup day, April 2015.

South Arm Primary School tyre cleanup day, April 2015.

South Arm Primary School tyre cleanup day, April 2015. A marathon effort by the local community.

South Arm Primary School tyre cleanup day, April 2015. The cleaned tyres are on their way!

Rokeby. Illegally dumped tyres on public land.

Cleaning tyres at Rokeby, November 2015.

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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.

Forcett

750 tyres cleaned and recycled at Forcett in February 2017. See report here.

Rokeby

On 2nd December 2015 the last of 835 used tyres, weighing more than seven tonnes, were collected from Rokeby on Hobart’s eastern shore and will be taken to Longford for shredding and recycling by Tyrecycle. See full report and photos

South Arm

South Arm cleanup was held at the Primary School in April 2015. See full report and photos.

> > >WHAT CAN YOU DO: Report tyres, volunteer to help with tyre cleanup events and donate money to pay for tyres to be recycled.

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