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Fantasy Art Drawing of Tire Home

This fantasy art drawing was made for the Tire Zoo as a coloring page .pdf to print and color, by fantasy pen and ink artist, Jerry Lindberg. Print and color on your next road trip!

fantasy art drawing tire house

 

Be a Part of Earth Day 2012

Earth Day April 22, 2012 TireZoo MN Recycle TiresEarth Day is Sunday,  April 22, 2012 this year. If you have tires in your garage or shed, Earth Day is the perfect time to haul them out. Depending on the tires you have, the TireZoo may be able to help.

Old “Spent” Tires

If you have old tires that you are simply storing because you have no use for them anymore, they should be recycled. You can do your part by getting them out of the shed or rubbish and bringing them in for recycling. At the TireZoo, we ship the ‘spent’ tires to a reputable recycler. The tires are shredded or made into crumbs and are used to produce a wide variety of new products! Click here for more about our tire recycling. There is a $3.00 tire disposal fee.

One company doing some really neat things with old “spent” tires is “Flat Tire Decor” in Wisconsin.  Their newest product is their Tube Tote, which is a cool tool carrier. Do you know of a fun new product or project using old tires? Let us know in the comments!

Quality Used Tires

If you have quality used tires in your garage or on a car you’re planning to get rid of, bring the tires in to either of our locations (Bloomington or Anoka, MN) and we’ll make you an offer! We pay top dollar for used tires in good condition. What are you waiting for?

Get a jump on Earth Day 2012! Visit EarthDay.org for more ideas on how to join the millions of people world-side celebrate Earth Day.

From Old, Flat Tire to New Decor

Flat Tire Decor basket, new uses for old tiresThis is a guest post from Confessions Of A Mom: I simply love new ideas, especially when the ideas transform a seemingly useless item into something new. It’s important for our environment to recycle and reuse items, and I believe it’s good for our economy when an entrepreneur can make trash into treasure.

From the high quality used tires I bought from the TireZoo, to the alternative heat we added to our home last year so we could burn field corn from a local farmer, I always try to keep my eyes and ears open for ways we can be more environmentally conscious. I know there are moms out there who do a better job than I do, but I’m learning. Each greener step I take is in the right direction.

About a year ago, I came across an article about a company doing some unique things with old tires. I started following Flat Tire Decor on Facebook and Twitter, and have been impressed with their great ideas. I love that this small business is from the Midwest; Wisconsin actually, only a stone’s throw away! I appreciate that they provide jobs to people needing work and disabled individuals, while simutaneously keeping old tires out of Flat Tire Decor basket, new uses for old tiresour landfills! The products they are engineering are high quality and very versitle. After connecting with Flat Tire Decor online, they decided to send me a couple of their baskets.

I used one to take out to our local CSA that we own shares in. As you can tell, some of the fall produce is ready. After this fall, I plan to use the large basket for hats and mittens in our coat closet, but I don’t want to think about that just yet.

I shared a smaller basket with a creative friend, who promised to let me know what she decided to use it for. I’ll try to follow up with more pictures. You can check out Flat Tire online and connect with them on Twitter too! While you’re there, make sure you connect with the TireZoo too!

What ideas do you have for taking a greener step? How do you reduce, reuse, or recycle in a new way you didn’t only a year ago?

The Life Cycle of a Tire

At the TireZoo, we make sure each and every tire experiences a productive life cycle.

New Tires

We gladly sell one new tire or sets of new tires, when NEW is the best option for a particular situation. If you’re not sure, we’ll help you decide between new and used; we’ll take the time to answer all your questions.

Used Tires

We also specialize in quality used tires that are as safe and reliable as new tires, but at a fraction of the cost. Buying used tires is often the perfect solution to a buyer’s needs and unique situation. We keep a very large inventory of used tires so that we can make each one useful to someone; maybe you? Plus, it’s important for our environment that we take the responsibility and opportunity to offer high quality used tires with plenty of life left in them.

When tires no longer can be sold as new or used…

recycle old tiresThere comes a time when used tires turn into old tires, and they are no longer safe to drive. Old tires can be used for a variety of new purposes when they are no longer able to be sold as quality used tires. From tire swings to potato gardens and art sculptures, people are always thinking of new ways to use old tires.

At the TireZoo, most old tires get picked up by a truck, transported to Green Man,  ground up, and recycled into other products for a complete life cycle of a tire!