From cars and trucks to planes, and tractors, tires are used for almost every vehicle. And those tires don’t last forever. Regardless of how many miles a tire travels, it should not be used longer than ten years past its manufacture date, as the rubber will grow brittle and can crack. This isn’t usually an issue since most tires are replaced within three or four years. In fact, Americans generate nearly 285 million scrap tires per year. So, where do all those old tires go?
In most places, it is illegal to bury whole scrap tires or dispose of them in landfills. Instead, tire recycling facilities and programs typically shred these scrap tires. Tire shredding is a very common way of preparing scrap tires for disposal or recycle. Doppstadt shredders provide an ideal processing machine for tires. By shredding tires, you prevent them from floating to the top of the landfill, increase compaction and create a great product for alternative daily cover, the aeration of biosolids compost and more.