Is your yard filled with piles of end-of-life tires? And are you wondering what to do with them?
Many recycling companies and landfill sites are struggling with used tires. Tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste, since because of their shape and large volume they take up a lot of valuable space. However, tires are also one of the most reusable types of waste materials, as the rubber is very resilient and can be re-used in many ways.
Here are a few ideas on how you could sell your shredded tires
- Asphalt companies buy large quantities of shredded rubber crumbs to mix with their hot melt asphalt to make pavements cheaper.
- Shredded tires are perfect for increasing the burning value of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) in incineration plants, as they can really maximize their process by utilizing a rubber mixture.
- Other road construction companies purchase large quantities of medium-sized shredder tires to use in road beds for minimizing vibration and for highway sound barriers.
- Pure rubber can also be granulated and used in the foundations of racetracks, playgrounds, and garden beds. It is used in bark mulch to hold in water and to prevent weeds from growing.
- Tire manufacturers are always looking for recycled tires that can be reused to manufacture new tires.
- Landfill sites can use shredded tires for leachate lines and to help them build new cells.
- Steel mills can use shredded tires as a carbon source by replacing the coal or coke during manufacturing.
- Rubber tires can be used in barriers for collision reduction, erosion control, and rainwater runoff, and to protect piers and marshland from wave action.