Turn your waste into worth with the family

If the junk in your yard is piling up, use this holiday to turn your waste into something worthwhile. One of the biggest recycling frustrations is old and unused tyres. Disposing of tyres – regardless of the method – may result in a host of health and safety risks.

Stay on the safe side this holiday season and give your old tyres new life! With these five easy repurposing projects, the whole family can get involved.

#1 – Garden tyre table
With a few coats of bright paint and a simple glass top, you could create a great garden tyre table. Simply adding and removing tyres can adjust the height, and the durable materials ensure a long-lasting creation.

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#2 – Tyre plant holder
Wrapping twine around your old tyres can transform their look and turn them into the perfect plant holder. You can stack your plant holders on your patio or embed them in your garden. If you’d like to add some flare, you could even hang your new plant holder along your garden wall.

Remember not to grow edible plants in tyres as leached harmful chemicals may contaminate the plants.

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#3 – Tyre pet bed
Your furry friends will love this. By simply adding a cushioned base and soft inner lining, your pets can snuggle up in their tyre bed.

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#4 – Traditional tyre swing
Get the kids outdoors this summer with a new tyre swing. A strong rope or chain can be attached to the tyre and hung from any sturdy tree in your garden. If you have more than one tyre, you could create a swing set and arrange them throughout your yard.

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#5 – Tyre stool
Why stop with a tyre table? You could also use your old tyres to create great outdoor stools. Stack the tyres according to your desired height, add a soft cushion, sit back and enjoy.

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