DENVER, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year Coloradoans generate approximately 4 million waste tires and roughly 3 million are properly recycled. The other million are sitting around in garages, or worse, in landfills. Recycling tires significantly reduces the amount of waste placed in landfills and Big O Tires is doing its part. One Hundred percent of the tires that Big O Tires collects are repurposed into useful construction products like playground mulch.
You can do your part too. Dig out those unwanted tires and bring them down to any Front Range Big O Tires store. Drop off up to eight (8) tires and Big O Tires will recycle them FREE of charge through November 10th.
The tires collected will be recycled into "mulch" by Front Range Tires Recycling and donated to a Habitat for Humanity community project. Recycled products made from tire shreds and bales are cleaner and more efficient substitutes for traditional products in a variety of contexts including landscape mulch, rubber modified asphalt, sports field mix, erosion control and tire derived fuel. Because tire shreds are a lightweight material, they also cost much less to transport, and result in fewer vehicle emissions, than a comparable amount of traditional materials.
Car and household batteries are also accepted. This eco-friendly initiative is just one way that Big O Tires can help you reduce your carbon footprint. Tires and batteries are accepted at 38 front range Big O Tires locations. Please visit http://www.bigotires.com for a location near you.
Big O Tires consists of 38 locally owned and operated stores across the Front Range and metro Denver area. Every store is dedicated to providing the highest quality products available in combination with fast, friendly service. Big O Tires offers Michelin, BFGoodrich, Goodyear, Sumitomo, Falken, Cooper, Big O and many more tire brands. Big O Tires also provides a wide array of automobile services including brakes, alignments, shocks and struts, and, in most cases, oil and lube changes.
Media Contact: Lori Jones
SOURCE Big O Tires