American Truck Group’s New Commercial Tire Retreading Manufacturing Plant In Gulfport, MS. Is Good For The Environment. We’re Making A Difference. . .
Piles of waste tires harbor mosquitoes, snakes and other vermin. West Nile Virus, transmitted by mosquitoes threatens health. Many tire piles have existed for a significant length of time and present a fire hazard. Tire piles continue to challenge state and local officials responsible for cleaning up unauthorized dump-sites and preventing further waste accumulation.
Q: How can I get rid of unwanted tires?
A: One way is to reuse them.
Retreading a truck tire helps the tire problem go away. . .Tire piles are bad and getting worse.
Large scrap tire stockpiles present a serious threat to human health and the environment. For one, they provide an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes, which of course are carriers of infectious diseases such as West Nile Virus and Encephalitis. It is also worth noting that tire piles also present a dangerous fire hazard as the result of lightning strikes, equipment malfunctions, or arson. The longer a stockpile remains unabated the more likely it is to catch fire.
The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) estimates that 275 million tires are stockpiled–many of them illegally–across the United States and that 290 million new scrap tires are generated each year. That’s one new tire for every individual citizen of the United States each year!