Tyres are one of the most important items to recycle. This is because every tyre that is not properly recycled or disposed of leaves many hazardous toxins behind. The toxins can consist of chemicals such as cadmium, hydrogen chloride, PCBs, chromium and many others that can cause diseases such as cancer. They also can have a prolonged negative effect on air quality.
Tyres are also combustible and once ignited are hard to extinguish. When lit, they produce harmful chemical toxins that affect humans and our atmosphere. If tyres are not stored in a certified and appropriate facility they can cause bushfires or other fires via self-combustion which is extremely dangerous and very challenged to put out.
Tyres, by design, are indestructible. This makes disposing of them incredibly challenging. One resolution is recycling. Fortunately, with today’s technology and knowledge, we can recycle tyres both sustainably and efficiently to benefit and strengthen our economy and planet.
By responsibly recycling your tyre waste, you decrease the chances of it being filtered to landfill which is of high priority due to the way in which rubber breaks down. By recycling, you will help reduce the production of toxic chemicals and greenhouse gases.
Our process for recycling tyres is simple. Once receiving and sorting them we send them to a partner recycler for shredding and processing:
As tyres are made up of rubber polymers which are a high durable material it is crucial that tyres are broken down into small shredded strips to make the process easier. Shredding machines use rotors to shred down the material which removes any steel fibres from the tyres. Magnetic fields are then used to separate the steel from rubber. After the steel removal phase, the steel is then removed and the strips of rubber are placed into granulators. Granules, shreds, chips, crumbs and powder is put through various different application to determine the desired recycled consistency of the rubber.
From here our recycled tyres, in the form of rubber granules and crumbs, can be combined with further materials to be used on athletic tracks, playgrounds, in horse arenas and brake pads. Recycling tyres can also help with building insulation, civil engineering, fuel for energy recovery, matting services, playgrounds and road signs.
It is important that all tyres are disposed of properly and put directly in our provided bins and skips and not in plastic sacks or trays because this will affect the recycling process. If you are disposing of tyres, as they are a hazardous waste product, it is very important that you alert us to this fact before we collect your skip.
At Valley Trading we are wholly committed to providing cost-effective recycling solutions for all our clients. Equipped with an impressively modern fleet we are able to offer extremely competitive prices for all our waste management solutions.
If you would like to find out more information about our waste management solutions, skip hire or recycling methods then please fill in an online quote form. Alternatively, get in touch today to discuss what solution would best suit your requirements.