Monday, May 13, 2013

DIY Tire Swing


We’ve been talking a lot about recycling and different items that places such as Metro Recycling can accept. But it’s important to also remember there is another word besides recycle that is important as well. That word is reuse. 
Some of the items we use regularly can be reused into something completely different. Let’s take tires for instance. Tires come in multiple sizes, but all can be reused into a staple at your local park or even in your backyard. Creating a tire swing out of an old tire is a great way to reuse it and will also give the kids hours of fun in your very own backyard. 
What does it take to make one of these? It’s pretty simple actually. All you’ll need is a tire, eye-bolts, S-hook, 3 shorter chains and 1 long chain, clip hook, connector links, and a swivel piece. Now, if you’re not a handyman this may sound intimidating, but check out this website with step-by-step directions and you’ll soon realize that any man or woman is capable of making a do-it-yourself tire swing. 
After you create your very own personal tire swing you can feel proud of not only the work you have done, but also that you did a little part in helping the environment. 
Although Metro Recycling does not accept tires we do accept a variety of other materials that you can't necessarily fit inside your blue recycling bin. Check out our list of acceptable materials here.


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