Scrap tires can be shredded and used as a gravel substitute. The state of Texas has a strong tire recycling program, which collects old tires at the local level and uses them for dams, retaining walls and mulches. Homeowners can take scrap tires to several drop-off sites around Houston, using their cars to ferry the tires to a recycling spot. Businesses with many tires must contract with a transporter to get the tires to a recycling facility.
- Remove your tires from your vehicle using a tire iron to loosen the lug nuts. Replace the old tires with new ones.
- Place the used tires in your car. Drive to the Westpark Consumer Recycling enter, which accepts tires and is open from Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Leave your tires there for recycling.