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Being Green

our conservation work

As a large, national company, McCarthy Tire recognizes its corporate social responsibility for leading the way in eco-friendly business initiatives. We embrace our responsibility to be a good steward of our natural resources.

We are proud to recycle at every stage of our operations to keep thousands of tons of harmful waste out of landfills every year. Our comprehensive conservation program recycles rubber and metal from tires, oil and fluids from truck services, scrap metal, cardboard from our deliveries, cans and bottles, and office paper.

We also offer a robust retread program for our commercial customers. A new tire uses 22 gallons of oil during the manufacturing process. Retreading a truck tire uses 7 gallons – a savings of 15 gallons of oil per tire. Collectively, our 8 retread plants process approximately 1,400 retread tires a day. This means we conserve a whopping 105,000 gallons of oil per week, or almost 5.5 million gallons a year.

It all makes good sense – both for the planet and for our customers’ bottom line.

retreading is environmentally friendly

  • Retreading eliminates millions of scrap tires being sent to landfills each year.
  • The manufacturing energy needed to retread a tire is roughly 70% of that required to manufacture a new one.
  • According to the Environmental Protection Agency, retreading an average truck tire consumes approximately 7 gallons of oil, as compare to the 22 gallons required to manufacture a new tire - a 15-gallon difference.
  • In 2014, 15.6 million truck tires were retreaded in the US, yielding a national savings of 234 million gallons of oil. This, in turn, significantly reduced carbon emissions and greenhouse gases in our environment.
  • Even with multiple retreads, a tire will eventually exceed its useful life, or it will be damaged beyond safe and affordable repair. Because of BASys™, the customer always has visibility to the decision to scrap a tire. McCarthy Tire sends all scrap tires to certified tire recyclers.
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McCarthy Tire Service

340 Kidder Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

1-800-724-3506
Fax: 570-825-9669

www.McCarthyTire.com