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Does Your Auto Repair Shop Recycle Used Tires?


The old used car tires

Yes – If Your Auto Repair Shop is TGK Automotive

Today’s auto repair shops do much more than fix cars. They also play a key role in protecting the environment. According to a study by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), 88 percent report they recycle tires. TGK Automotive’s  six shops in the Twin Cities all recycle tires they replace from client vehicles.

“Many people aren’t aware of the widespread environmental thinking and practices in auto repair shops in the areas of recycling, disposal and facilities management,” says Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Shops have practiced sustainability for decades, and as a result, they have made huge contributions to a cleaner environment.”

More than 300 million tires are scrapped annually, or about one tire per person in the United States. Approximately 89 percent of the scrap tires generated in the United States by weight are put to new productive use, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association. Products made from the rubber in scrap tires include mulch, playground material, asphalt, horse arena footing and turf for the athletic industry.

The recycling efforts of auto repair shops help keep tires out of landfills – where they can cause toxic runoff that can contaminate the soil and watershed – and out of tire stockpiles that can create fires, causing land and air pollution and contaminating surface and ground water sources. Stockpiles also are a breeding ground for mosquitoes and rodents that can carry deadly diseases and pose a threat to human health.


Give us a call today at TGK Automotive if your vehicle needs repair or maintenance. Or check out our special offers on our website for a coupon by clicking here.

Maplewood – (651) 489-9455

1728 Rice St.

Maplewood, MN 55113

Hugo – (651) 407-3611

5241 130th St. N.

Hugo, MN 55038

Crystal – (763) 535-1716

5337 Edgewood Ave. N

Crystal, MN 55428

St. Anthony – (612) 781-1788

1850 New Brighton Blvd.

Minneapolis, MN 55418

St. Paul – 3M Campus – (651) 739-2351

2545 Conway Ave.

St Paul, MN 55119

Bloomington – (952) 881-6454

9209 Lyndale Avenue South

Bloomington, MN 55420


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