Waste tyres can be put to many beneficial uses when they reach end of life. Crumb obtained from recycled tyres has many uses, such as in playgrounds, as equine bedding or on football pitches. Furthermore the steel recovered from recycled tyres is a valuable resource. Tyres can also be retreaded – a retreaded truck tyre requires only 33% of the oil utilised in manufacturing a new one, a saving of up to 56 litres each time a truck tyre is retreaded. By implementing a well organized and traceable system for the collection and disposal of tyres, then this valuable resource is put to best use. It also prevents the environmental pollution associated with the incorrect disposal of waste tyres.