How to make money recycling used tires? I admit, it sounds like one of those unusual ways to make money, but the fact is that people are and you too can make money recycling tires. You can start a used tire recycling business for under $100! If you are in need of cash fast or just looking for a way to make some extra money, old used tires can get you there!
Here is a step by step tire recycling business plan that you can use
to start your own tire recycling business with less than $100 in
If you own a car, chances are that at one pint or another, you have
had to get new tires for your car. And if you’ve paid attention to the
procedure, you would’ve noticed that your mechanic/auto shop charges a
small fee of about $5 per tire for disposing your old tires. It costs
about the same for the shop to dispose old tires by sending them to the
nearest tire recycling facility and that is why your mechanic/auto shop
have to charge you for that so they don’t have to pay it out of their
That means the shop has to store their tires until they reach the
minimum required in order to schedule a pick up. The problem with that
is that when it comes to tire storage, most states have strict rules. An
example of such rules would be that you are not allowed to store tires
(whether old or new) in an open air space, because if it rains the
mixture can produce the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.
How to make money recycling tires?
Most auto shops don’t have an empty large space where they can save
tires. And of course paying hefty fines for tire storage is the last
thing a shop owner who is trying to make a living wants to do. That
means, they have to gt rid of tires as fast as they can. That leaves
auto shops with another choice and that is to hire a reliable
company/person who can pick up the tires from the store and deliver them
to the recycling facilities. That reliable person can be you!
How much money can you make?
Because of all the problems I explained above, most mechanics and small
auto shops are willing to pay you $3 for each tire you take away. That
means, for every 100 tire you haul, you can make up to $300! That’s not
bad for a few hours of work. Though, some tire recycling facilities may
charge a flat fee of $1 per tire they take from you. But even with that
fee, you can still make $2 per tire.
Obviously since the auto shop is not going to have 100 tires every
day for you to deliver, it would be smart to do this service for as many
local mechanics and auto shops as you can. That way you can make more
money since you increase the number of tires you deliver.
What if you don’t have a truck?
Lets face it, not everyone has a pick up truck or a big SUV that can
haul 100 tires. If you are on of those who don’t have a truck, there is a
simple alternative to that. Tire recycling facilities pick up tires for
free if you have the minimum required tires. Well, if you don’t have a
truck, you can use your garage!
You can simply pick up the tires with your small car and save them in
your garage or build a simple structure with roof in your backyard and
use it as a storage facility for your tires. When you have 100 tires,
call the facility and schedule a pick up. It’s as simple as that.
You need to register your business (in most states)
Because anyone could go pick up the tires from the mechanic and dump
them on the side of the road, most state require you to have a
registered business. That way you can be held accountable if something
like that happens. You can get your business registered for less than
$50 in most states, by going to your local city hall.
How to find the nearest tire recycling facility?
Obviously the closer the recycling facility is, the less time and money
(on gas) you have to spend and with any successful business cutting
unnecessary costs is a must. You can locate each and every recycling
facility in your area by going to 1800Recycling.com.
You can also learn more about tire recycling and states rules and
regulations and also about how to start a tire recycling business by
I admit it’s a little labor intensive and may not be for everyone.
But if you are willing to work hard and give it a try, it will work as
it has been working for many people. It really is a great way to make extra money whenever you need it.
What do you think of this side business idea? Do you know of anyone
who makes money recycling old tires?… Please feel free to share your
thoughts about how to make money recycling tires.