Every year, millions of scrap tires generate. Then how to deal with tire scrap is becoming more and more urgent. In fact, scrap tire can be a valuable commodity. Beneficial end uses for scrap tires can curb illegal tire dumping while diverting tires from landfill disposal.
Undoubtedly, the best way for scrap tire is retreading waste tire. A retreaded tire cost less to produce than a new tire and sells for less- usually between 30-50 percents of the comparable new tire price. Besides, retreading is very environmentally friendly. Rereading conserves oil a lot. At the same time, the retreated tires can provide the same safety and performance as the new ones.
For those which can’t be retreated, there are still many options to reuse in original form or by making a little change. Planters, raised bed gardens, retaining walls, compost bins, bird baths are the tire swing are just a few things made from scrap tires. Tire rings can be placed around saplings to protect damage to the bark when trimming around them. Whole scrap tires have been used in building local playground structure, such as swings, forts and climbers, changing a flat play lot into a tire fort, castle, or fitness center.
Scrap tires are also be a cleaner and more economical alternative to coal ad fuel. Tire to oil(TDF) is the oldest and most developed market for scrap tires in the U.S. Industry facilities across the country, including cement kilns, pulp and paper mills and electric utilities use TDF as a supplemental fuel to increase boiler efficiency, decrease air emissions and lower costs.
Another important way to recycle scrap tire is being crushed as ground rubber. In this recycling process, some machines are needed such as tire strip cutter, rubber crusher, fiber separator, etc. The rubber powder can be used in many ways like playground, horse arena footing, automotive parts, agricultural and horticultural applications.