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Recycled Tires Popular on Playgrounds

scrap tires on playgrounds, crumb tires, recyclingClimbing structures and swings made of old tires have long been a part of playgrounds. One of our most popular blog posts continues to be on building a tire swing. However, old tires are finding yet another purpose on playgrounds.

Old tires, also known as scrap tires, are being recycled and crumbed for a safer, more shock absorbent foundation under playground equipment. Crumbed tires join sand and wood chips as popular playground foundations.

The TireZoo recycles old tires, and you can read more here about the life cycle of tires.

We started a Pinterest Board devoted entirely to repurposing old tires and rims. Making play equipment is only one idea. Check it out for more!