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  • Can I Make Compost in Car Tires?

    Created by Jad on

    Hello, can we make compost in car tires? Will it lead to a good quality product?

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    E. Vinje
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    Jad –

    There are strong opinions both ways when it comes to repurposing old tires in the garden (or for composting). While I generally like with the idea — more than 290 million scrap tires are generated each year in the United States — I don’t feel comfortable using them for growing food or for making compost that will be used to grow food. In my opinion, the risk from toxic metals leaching into your soil/ compost or being absorbed by your plants is just too great.

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