A Merseyside household waste recycling centre (HWRC) is due to get a pioneering road foundation built from baled car tyres.
More than 250,000 used car tyres will be used to improve the road foundations within the Sefton Meadows HWRC in Maghull.
Site managers Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) and Mersey Waste Holdings are improving the HWRC by restructuring the layout and traffic flow which will make it easier for people to get to the recycling containers within the centre.
MWDA waste and facilities officer Tony Byers said that used tyres would be used to improve the quality of the ground and building.
Tyre recycler, Northern Tyres, provides the tyres for the project.
Director Dennis Scott said: The blocks of tyres are laid like big bricks to build the road and the road can stand the weight of any vehicle.
Tyres are baled and each bale contains between 100 and 110 used tyres. According to the MWDA, substituting re-used tyres for new construction material reduces the need for virgin aggregates.
Recovered crushed glass cullet is being used to fill the spaces between the tyre bales.
Work is due to finish on the site by November.
Image: Sefton Meadows work