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We believe that the life cycle of
an old tire does not end when it’s
not longer road worthy. New
markets and uses are continually
emerging for the “raw material”;
Being undoubtedly a better
solution than to have millions of
tires in a landfill.
TRP Provides programs available
for municipal governments,
business organizations and the
general public that can assist in
cost effective disposition and
collection of scraps tires. Thus,
saving space for production
means and improving the
Equipped with state of the art tire
recycling equipment and facility,
TRP processes tires as they
make the transition from waste to
innovative (RECYCLED) products.
Particulate matter, Materials or
Volatile Organic Compound
(VOC’s) found in crumb rubber
material used in artificial turf
poses a cancer or health threat.
- U.S. EPA studies found that
concentrations of materials in tire
crumb are below levels considered

Rubber safety surfacing and
artificial turf DOES NOT harbor
insects or mold.

A 6 inch layer of rubber safety
surfacing can cushion a child’s fall
from as high as 12 feet.
Facts and Myths
Waste Minimization Programs
Clean up services
Tire Collection and Transport Services
-        Backdoor pickup
-        Drop and hook containers
-        Drop-off sites
Transfer Facilities / Storage
With high quality size and reduction machinery shred tires
into various sizes of crumb rubber, producing raw material
ready to be used for various applications.

Playground cover
Floor mats (flooring)
Rubberized asphalt
Highway barriers
Sandals, handbags
Patio furniture
Patio decks, roofing tiles
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How Tires Get Recycled
Tire waste is a mounting problem and states have
taken action to give consumers options for the
proper disposal and recycling of tires.

Many municipalities have tire “amnesty” days
where residents can bring a limited number of
tires without charge for proper disposal.
Additionally, some tire retailers and manufacturers
offer take-back programs where customers have
the opportunity to return used tires. You can
search for local retailers and drop-off points in
your area using Earth911′s recycling locator.

Rubber is difficult to recycle due to the procedure
known as “vulcanization,” which it undergoes to
attain its springy, flexible nature. Vulcanization is a
curing process that involves adding sulfur to
rubber, which creates stronger bonds between the
rubber polymers. Due to the vulcanization method,
tires are difficult to melt for reuse and are
therefore typically broken down by a mechanical

Initially, whole tires are shred into strips using
rugged machines. The shredded material is then
placed in grinding machines that use rotors to
further shred the material and remove the steel
fibers from the tire. Some processors also use
powerful magnets to further draw metal from the

Once the bulk of the steel is removed, the strips
are placed into granulators. Depending on the
consistency desired by the end user of the
shredded tires, the rubber can be milled into
assorted sizes of granules that are useful in a
number of industries.

While less common, some tires are recycled
through a freezing process using liquid nitrogen.
After being frozen, the tires are crushed and then
milled in a similar process described above.

Another process that is still being researched is
“pyrolysis.” Pyrolysis involves heating materials in
an oxygen-free environment, decomposing the tire
into oil, gases and char. Pyrolysis has yet to be
proven to be commercially viable in the U.S., but is
an intriguing future prospect.
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