Used tyres are one of the most problematic sources of waste because of their size and durability.
Old tyres take up valuable space in landfill, release toxic chemicals if ignited and provide habitat for vermin and mosquitoes.
Every year, 51 million tyres reach the end of their life in Australia but only about five per cent are recycled.
But the good news is that tyres contain rubber, steel and textiles that can be turned into useful products such as soft fall surfaces (playgrounds for children), artificial turf, industrial and commercial flooring, and conveyor belts.
To help the environment, the Albury Waste Management Centre will accept residential quantities of unwanted tyres. This consists of 6 car, 4WD or motorcycle tyres in one daily transaction. The first two of these tyres are free of charge, for more charges apply.