Scrap Tire Recycling

What We Do with the Tires We Collect

Once our truck loaded with scrap tires arrives at our tire processing facility, the truck is then weighed at the scales. The truck proceeds to the BDS processing facility where the tires are unloaded manually or via a walking floor trailer. The empty truck proceeds back to the truck scales where the tire weight is calculated and the weight slip is generated. Once unloaded the tires are segregated into four separate categories.

Once unloaded the tires are separated:

  • Tires without rims and tires small enough to be shredded whole are fed directly into the shredder with a hydraulic excavator.
  • Tires with rims are placed in a pile to have the rims removed with an excavator-mounted shear. The de-rimmed tires are then placed in a pile where they are fed directly into the shredder. Steel and aluminum rims are recycled as scrap metal.
  • Oversized tires are placed in a pile to be periodically sheared by a hydraulic excavator into pieces small enough to be fed into the shredder. These pieces are fed directly into the shredder.

Once the tires are shredded the shreds are conveyed over a classifier that classifies the shreds into 6″ minus and 6″ & over.

The 6″ & over are recirculated back into the shredder and continue in this process until the shreds are small enough to pass through the classifier as a Type B chip. The Type B chips are then conveyed into a finished Type B chip stockpile.

moving tire chips with a bobcat tractor