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Recycling tires?

Sept. 9, 2009, 12:24 a.m.
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k i will. what's w/b?

whister/blackcomb im assuming.

Being an agoraphobic adrenaline junkie would be pretty convenient, because you could get your rush from just going to the store to get some milk instead of having to jump off a mountain or out of an airplane.

they also call me "balloon"

Sept. 9, 2009, 9:17 a.m.
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Actually all tire stores are required to accept used car and truck tires for recycling for free. I learned that last year when I had four trashed snow tires to get rid of. Perhaps bike tires are the same and any tire store will take them.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

Sept. 9, 2009, 10:39 a.m.
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Perhaps bike tires are the same and any tire store will take them.

again, they're not and they don't.

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

Sept. 9, 2009, 12:26 p.m.
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hey brian - MEC is recycling tires. They have a big pile at the front door. I've been recycling tires and tubes there

was that your Larsen in there? The tread was hardly worn so I dug it out from the bottom only to discover a big sidewall gash

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

Oct. 5, 2009, 5:22 p.m.
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http://www.tirestewardshipbc.ca/pdf/pickupdropoff.pdf

http://www.tirestewardshipbc.ca/pickupdropoff.php

Cheers for that. I have some car tires that have been laying around for months to get rid of.

Oct. 5, 2009, 5:50 p.m.
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I took a bunch of tyres to MEC t'other day and mentioned I'd heard "somewhere" they could recycle them. The guy said, "Sure, I'll stick 'em in the garbage for you."

Well, Don't say I didn't try Miss Nature.

To be fair, I think he was pretty surprised I considered the tyres worn out as, like many on here I suspect, I'm a little more particular of tyre condition than your average seawall rider. He may have taken them home for his own use.

Oct. 5, 2009, 10:18 p.m.
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To be fair, I think he was pretty surprised I considered the tyres worn out as, like many on here I suspect, I'm anal as hell about my bike, can't deal with the slightest bit of wear and get depressed if I have to go a week without upgrading.

fyp

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

Oct. 6, 2009, 6:01 p.m.
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I took a bunch of tyres to MEC t'other day and mentioned I'd heard "somewhere" they could recycle them. The guy said, "Sure, I'll stick 'em in the garbage for you."

thats on broadway? NV has a rack right next to the door

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

Oct. 7, 2009, 10:33 a.m.
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I emailed the city who told me the following:

Thank you for your email. There are two places in Vancouver you can take old bicycle tires and tubes for recycling. See below for details.

Mountain Equipment Co-op (Vancouver location)
Tel: 604-872-7858

Pedal Energy
Email: info@pedalpower.org
Tel: 604-879-2453 / 604-708-4992

I phoned MEC and they did confirm that they do recycle bike tires and dispose of them properly.

Oct. 7, 2009, 12:12 p.m.
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burn em. theres nothing like a good old surrey tire fire

my thoughts exactly.

July 17, 2021, 3:15 p.m.
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Did MEC stop accepting tire recycling?  I floated by today and didn’t see the bin in the car park where it used to be

July 17, 2021, 8:09 p.m.
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For the Victoria area folks: Wild ARC, the wildlife rehab place in Metchosen, takes road and mountain bike tires and uses them for nests/habitat.


 Last edited by: tashi on July 17, 2021, 8:09 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
July 17, 2021, 10:48 p.m.
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Posted by: Couch_Surfer

Did MEC stop accepting tire recycling?  I floated by today and didn’t see the bin in the car park where it used to be

Dunno about MEC, but I noticed the other day that Cove has a massive stack outside the shop, so maybe they are accepting them.

July 18, 2021, 8:22 a.m.
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Posted by: boomforeal

To be fair, I think he was pretty surprised I considered the tyres worn out as, like many on here I suspect, I'm anal as hell about my bike, can't deal with the slightest bit of wear and get depressed if I have to go a week without upgrading.

fyp

After riding in Churn Creek (a long time ago) with friends, I took our multi-time flatted tires to the N Van "Co-op" to dispose into the pile by the door, and immediately a guy/customer began picking through them for the ones that still looked good on the outside. I told him they are full of cactus thorns and you will need hundreds of patches to make them work, and even with tubeless sealant they will look rabid. He said he will just cut his patches into 4 and make them work.

Now when I have a tire that has been ridden in cactus country, I take tin snips and cut through the beads to save some fool their time and glue or sealant.


 Last edited by: taprider on July 18, 2021, 8:28 a.m., edited 2 times in total.
July 18, 2021, 8:59 a.m.
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yeah, MEC have stopped with the tire bin - so I've been taking mine to Cove or out back at Comor.

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