Tires are a huge headache when it comes to waste management and recycling, but there are clever DIY ways that each of us can reuse and recycle them and save them from entering the environment or taking up space in our landfills.

Most studies indicate that tires will slowly leach toxic chemicals into the surrounding environment, but many of these studies describe long-term effects when exposed to the elements. It's probably a good idea to refrain from using them to plant edible plants, but many other applications should be OK, especially if they will be covered in some way or won't be touched too often. (h/t: justdiy)

#1 Tire Dog Bed

Tire Dog Bed

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EdwinnaSkipper 1 year ago

It is stated not to use them as planters for edible plants. Then why would one muse them for a dog bed. The dog could Che's on them and the toxic fumes would be right next to the dog.

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#2 Tire And Yarn Ottoman

Tire And Yarn Ottoman

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LindaB 1 year ago

I think it's sisal, not yarn.

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#3 Intricate Tire Lamps

Intricate Tire Lamps

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DianaCrunChewyWatson 1 year ago

You're only issue I have with these are that ties tend to carry a strong odor not conducive to being indoors.

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#4 Tire Mirror Frame

Tire Mirror Frame

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EllendelValle 1 year ago

very clever---

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#5 Beautiful Tire And Yarn Planter

Beautiful Tire And Yarn Planter

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CharylaneNeely 1 year ago

forget the planter! The bench is awesome!

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#6 Garden Tire Table

Garden Tire Table

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EllendelValle 1 year ago

perfect

#7 Tyre Subwoofer

Tyre Subwoofer

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EllendelValle 1 year ago

now that terrific-- vibration would be softened too yes/??

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#8 Tire Swings

Tire Swings

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GertieSmith 1 year ago

duh. that is the most obvious thing to do with a tire

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#9 Half Tire Hammocks

Half Tire Hammocks

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#10 Tire Garden Stairs

Tire Garden Stairs

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KerryO'Neil 1 year ago

I wish they had painted them first. I have seen better applications but the idea is solid.

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#11 Tire Armchair

Tire Armchair

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DoanhSiu 1 year ago

Fantastic idea

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#12 Tire Tea Cup Planters

Tire Tea Cup Planters

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TarynWallace 1 year ago

These are adorable!

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#13 Tire Sand Box

Tire Sand Box

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EllendelValle 1 year ago

fabulous--- teacups could do this too

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#14 Minion Tire Scarecrow

Minion Tire Scarecrow

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EllendelValle 1 year ago

OHHHH kids would love it

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#15 Golden Tire Coffee Table

Golden Tire Coffee Table

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Baked_Potato 7 months ago

That's.....beautiful!

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#16 Tire Planter

Tire Planter

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StephanieHendricks 1 year ago

Love this!!! Love this!!!

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#17 Shredded Tire Armor

Shredded Tire Armor

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AntoineGagnon 1 year ago

these are not tires.... they are inner tubes! It's still a good idea!

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#18 Tire Umbrella Stand

Tire Umbrella Stand

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EllendelValle 1 year ago

someone is very clever :-)

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#19 Tire Playground

Tire Playground

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SarahofBorg 1 year ago

Almost everything at the playground in my elementary school was made from tires. Even tire dragon scupltures we could climb!

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#20 Tire Chairs

Tire Chairs

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ChristinaFitzgerald 1 year ago

Why would you have chairs you can't sit on?

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