Tyre Recycle

Tyre recycling is the process of recycling vehicles’ tires (or tyres) that are no longer suitable for use on vehicles due to wear or irreparable damage (such as punctures). These tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste, due to the large volume produced and their durability. Those same characteristics, which make waste tyres such a problem, also make them one of the most re-used waste materials, as the rubber is very resilient and can be reused in other products. Approximately, one tire is discarded per person per year.

Tyres are also often recycled for use on basketball courts and new shoe products. However, material recovered from waste tires, known as “crumb,” is generally only a cheap “filler” material and is rarely used in high volumes.

 

Retreading

The best use for used tyres is retreading, provided that the casings are of good quality and meet Australian safety standards. A number of retreaders operate in South Australia, and approximately 30% of all waste tyres are retreaded.

Retreads are now widely considered safe for general use; the transport industry is a major user of retreaded tyres. 

Rubber crumb

Rubber crumb is produced by buffing the tyre during the retreading process, or by a number of other technologies used in tyre disposal, including cryogenics and shredding.

The rubber crumb can be used for the production of:

  • new tyres
  • athletic field surfaces
  • rubberised bitumen and asphalt
  • rubber/plastic products
  • moulded and extruded rubber products
  • surface coatings
  • playground surfaces. 

Tyre derived fuel

Subject to approval by the EPA, tyres can be used as a fuel substitute through burning in high temperature, purpose-built furnaces for:

  • cement kilns
  • power stations
  • smelters.

Processes that use tyres as a fuel substitute must meet statutory air quality requirements for emissions

Waste tyre problem has become one of the biggest polution source in the world. BSV people are dedicated to help the Australia government and people to recycle this waste and turn it into clean, positive products. BSV is committed to making sure tyres are recycled in Australia, in order to minimize damage to human health, and the environment. Making green environment, protect it from tyre disposal polution, we make our contribution.