There are almost unlimited quantities of residues globally, such as:
- Used tires
- Electric and Electronic Waste
- Plastic Waste
- Green Waste
These residues are either used as landfills, sunk in the ocean or stockpiles that create a great health and safety risk. Waste fires can occur easily, burning for months and creating substantial pollution in the air and ground.
An additional health risk is that tire piles provide harborage for vermin and breeding grounds for mosquitoes that may carry diseases.
Illegal dumping of waste pollutes ravines, woods, deserts, and empty lots, which has led many countries to pass scrap tire regulations requiring proper management.