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Shredding tires is a prosperous business


Is your yard filled with piles of tires? And are you wondering what do with them?TANA Shark - shredding of tires

Many recycling companies and landfills are struggling with used tires. Tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste and because of their shape and large volume they take up a lot of valuable space.  However, tires are also one of the most reusable types of waste materials, as the rubber is very resilient and can be re-used in many ways.

Here are a few ideas on how you could sell your shredded tires:

  • Asphalt companies buy large quantities of shredded rubber crumbs to mix with their hot melt asphalt to make pavements cheaper.

  • Shredded tires are perfect for increasing the burning value of RDF in incineration plants, as they can really maximize their process by utilizing a rubber mixture.

  • Other road construction companies purchase large quantities of medium sized shredder tires to use in road beds for minimizing vibrations and for highway sound barriers.

  • Pure rubber can also be granulated and used in the foundations of race tracks, playing grounds and garden beds. It is used in bark mulch to hold in the water in order to prevent weeds from growing.

  • Tire manufacturers are always looking for recycled tires that can be reused to manufacture new tires.

  • Landfills can use shredded tires for leachate lines and to help them build new cells.

  • Steel mills can use shredded tires as a carbon source by replacing the coal or coke during manufacturing.

  • Rubber tires can be used in barriers such as collision reduction, erosion control, rainwater runoff, wave action that protects piers and marshes.

How can TANA Shark help you process your waste tires?

Thanks to our top-niche cutting and shredding technology, many of the TANA Shark waste shredders are mainly used to shred tires, as our technology allows us to cut tires into small pieces with the lowest possible fuel consumption. We can easily produce all types of sizes, from small particles to medium or larger pieces depending on your needs. Different types of screens allow us to modify the production in just 10 minutes. When using a TANA Shark we can ask our customer what particle size they want and adjust the shredder settings accordingly for an immediate on the spot production.

Watch this video of a TANA Shark producing small particle sizes for a cement kiln and see how this technology helps in achieving a maximum RDF value.

For any questions regarding tire shredding, please leave your contact details here or e-mail

Read also: Shredding car & truck tyres into 80 mm particle size with TANA Shark 440DT


The used tires industry is very important to me. I think that in Calgary they have factories that do it.
Posted @ Friday, January 18, 2013 4:48 PM by Steven Jarris
Hi Hari, 
And thank you very much for your interest in our Shark waste shredders.  
To discuss the tires shredding business and its possibilities, please contact our US distributor  
TANA North America 
Business Office 
3202, Clovis Rd. 
Lubbock, TX 79415 
tel. 1.888.999.4909  
Posted @ Friday, February 22, 2013 6:57 AM by Susanna Pesonen
Looking to sell our tire shredder. Any interest?
Posted @ Tuesday, May 28, 2013 2:27 PM by Zack Diem
We would like to establish a shredded tyre business in South Africa but are not sure of selling prices per ton or used quantities of measure. 
AN INDICATION OF YOUR MACHINE CAPACITIES.MONTHLY/DAILY/HOURLY VOLUMES AND comprehensive guarantees are needed by our funders. 
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 4:37 AM by BEN SKELE
Posted @ Saturday, November 09, 2013 2:08 PM by MINRAY RESOURCES LTD
Hi, I am really impressed to see the shredded tires. After read out your articles I've got ideas to sell regarding the shredded tires. Thanks and keep updating :) 
Cheap Tires
Posted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 11:44 AM by Stifin Tomas
I am glad to see that there is discussion on this forum. It is encouraging. Thanks Tomas also for the positive feedback. It keeps us going.
Posted @ Monday, November 18, 2013 4:03 AM by Mirja Yli-Erkkilä
Dears, we can supply waste tire recycling machine ,if ou hav any interesting ,pls contact me.
Posted @ Wednesday, January 08, 2014 6:12 AM by lippo
You've raised some fantastic points here. Well done. Tyre shredding's become a real prosperous and environmentally friendly process. It's win/win
Posted @ Thursday, January 09, 2014 9:58 AM by Bruce LeGros
we need shredded tires suppliers from Sweden,large quantities, please contact me for long contract.
Posted @ Friday, February 28, 2014 2:58 AM by Ali
want to start a tyre pyrolysis plant hve the building +industrial plot 20 000cm2 neet short maney$$$ to set up plant help me?sell 027823365555 South africa
Posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:25 PM by Andre de kock
SELL WHAT? I CAN supply as many tires YOU need. where is your facility location?
Posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 9:01 AM by Bernardo gonzalez
I have access to thousands of recycled tires and can get working space that need to be developed. I'm looking for a shredding machine as well as clients.
Posted @ Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:34 AM by Rashaad
Nice blog, it gives me very important informations
Posted @ Tuesday, April 29, 2014 4:38 AM by Ryan
I am interested in setting up a tire shredding business.could you tell me where I can get a market for the shredded tire and what is the price per ton
Posted @ Thursday, June 05, 2014 7:10 AM by bhace
I have hundreds of free tires to anyone willing to come and get . Email 
Location :texas
Posted @ Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:33 PM by Peggy miller
Looking for a tyre shredding machine in India. 
Posted @ Saturday, June 28, 2014 5:01 AM by Deepak
i went to start a tire shreading business in Ghana.Can anyone tell me where to get buys and their prices.Thanks
Posted @ Friday, July 04, 2014 2:02 AM by koffee Darkwa
Looking for more information to rent/purchase tyre shredder for australia based company. regars Dean Maggs Lismore Tyre Company NSW Australia 
Posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:28 AM by Dean
My name is Abiola John KEHINDE.I reside in Lagos,Nigeria.I'm interested in waste tire recycling business. I wish to purchase a tire shredder either new or used that is functional. Kindly provide information on location(country);capacity(kg or tons/hr); condition; price in US Dollars;shipping/freight cost to Lagos,Ngeria Port.I look forward to your response. You can call me on 2348023304426 or 2348035164295.Email: Thank you. Abiola
Posted @ Sunday, July 20, 2014 9:56 PM by Abiola John KEHINDE
We are exporters of tyre scrap since 1996, shall welcome your buy requirement for our proforma invoice, buraq corp., pakistan
Posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:35 PM by buraq corp
Thanks for sharing this. I have seen this article it is so nice of tires is a prosperous business. I have another solution of a business. Do you want to look this? Go here.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:06 AM by Terry Hopper
I want to get into the tyre shredding business. Can anyone highlight me on how to go about it.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:30 PM by Johnson
Very interesting article please keep shearing with us. 
Posted @ Friday, August 01, 2014 12:45 AM by Scrap Metal
dear sir: 
we are professional supplier and manufacturer of pyrolysis plant converts the shredded tyres/plastic into crude oil which can be used in ships,tractors,power generators and so on.we have success done many projects oversea.kindly wish your contact: 
phone number:+86-371-56771821/56771822
Posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 4:29 AM by doinggroup
I have the opportunity to acquire hundreds if not thousand of used types on a monthly basis.but I do not know who will buy them from in the Texas,U.S.A. Area.If someone knows where I can find a buyer for these used tyres please email me.thank you
Posted @ Monday, August 11, 2014 5:03 PM by Robert king
Dime cuánto has vamos a ver si es suficiente para comenzar su transacción de transferencia de préstamo
Posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:16 PM by John Famous
I would be interested in buying your tana shark machine for making tire mulches
Posted @ Saturday, October 04, 2014 1:36 AM by Kenneth beregha
Really Tire manufacturers are always looking for recycled tires that can be reused to manufacture new tires. Metals that recycling companies will buy are aluminum, copper and iron. Also, some will pay for chromium and tungsten. 
Posted @ Saturday, October 04, 2014 6:27 AM by James Brown
Wanting more info on starting business of shreading tires. I don't have anything set up yet but wouldn't be to hard to get tons of tires know lot of places that need to get rid of tires
Posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 7:53 PM by Robb
I'm in lakeland Florida I have a warehouse full of tires I just need buyers and I was wondering if I had shredder would I make money(813)304-3276 Ortega ,thank u
Posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:02 PM by Ortega
we live in ALBERTA Canada. 
looking to start a business tire shredding but having troubles finding a place to take shredded tires
Posted @ Monday, October 20, 2014 4:36 PM by ed
We offer scrap tyres in 
AS TDF FUEL IN 20/30mm 
Warm regards
Posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:02 AM by H S Marwah
call me please 813-562-5733 steve
Posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 11:30 AM by steven pope
I'm trying to set up a tire shredding business in Kuwait to help the government to get rid of bad tires with out burning them. 
Please help me with 
How big of a place do I need? 
How much is the shredding machine? 
Who do I sell the shredded tires to?
Posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 7:42 PM by Taher ibrahim
do you have some one to buy the sheered tyres
Posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 6:26 AM by dominic quinn
I?m interested in your product waste tire recycling system , 
I would like some more details: 
And our sato is for sale and export secand hand tyers for them 
I look forward to your reply.  
Regards Osama Osman
Posted @ Friday, November 07, 2014 9:11 AM by Osama
Hello,MY name is Slavisa.We are interesting for this Mashine.I live in Montenegro.Can you tell me how money cost this machine. 
Thank you very much
Posted @ Wednesday, November 12, 2014 5:38 PM by slavisa
We are looking for 3 cut and shredded tyre/crumb tyre scrap / TDF for cement, paper and steel plants in india. Need seller profile, past test reports, bl with best offer for quantities 1000-5000 mt per month for india and pak destinations.  
Plz mail at  
Warm regards  
Posted @ Monday, November 17, 2014 10:33 AM by rohit
You have great perception and I will definitely be reading your other Blogs!  
Posted @ Wednesday, November 19, 2014 4:09 AM by Dust Collector
Looking for markets for our shredded tires. 
And price is available. 
Terry T
Posted @ Sunday, November 23, 2014 8:33 AM by Terry T
I want to be part of the solution and make a difference to this ever growing problem by starting a tire shredding business here in Michigan. Are there any grants to help get it started?
Posted @ Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:01 PM by Tammi Gant
I own a tire & Lube shop in TX & spending $ on Disposals. Interested in opening my own rubber shredding business purchasing the Tana machine. 
Would appreciate more info.
Posted @ Wednesday, December 03, 2014 5:41 PM by Lorrie
Sir, what is the price of your machine cif Malaysia? Tq
Posted @ Tuesday, December 23, 2014 3:00 AM by Mohan
Posted @ Saturday, December 27, 2014 12:19 AM by VICTOR JAYNES
I am new to scrap tire business; my problem is selling ; I already have buyer leads. Where do I purchase scrap tires from?
Posted @ Tuesday, December 30, 2014 8:49 AM by Adam
Hi I am very interested in tyre recycling business in Edmonton. Provide me more details. 
If Any one has business plan approx investment in Alberta and guide line let me know.
Posted @ Thursday, January 01, 2015 5:35 PM by Jatin
Dear sir 
I want to buy from your machines, so I see to import from your production . 
If you please we want the price of your machines of mulch / shredder of used tires. 
best wishes 
Posted @ Sunday, January 04, 2015 11:18 AM by Ali
Hey you all I am in Botswana Africa I have tonnes of waste tyers that are pilling up almost everyday any wiling buyer pliz contact me.
Posted @ Sunday, January 04, 2015 2:31 PM by Ruvi
I sell scrap tires and ship directly out of US. Quantity is unlimited metric tons. kirachi07 gmail address.
Posted @ Monday, January 05, 2015 7:44 AM by Adam
Have upwards of 5 thousand used tires in Durham NC USA . For sale. Any interest please email me at thank you so much.
Posted @ Wednesday, January 07, 2015 8:39 AM by Misty
hiii all of you i supplying tyre recycling plant and tyre pyrolysis plant machine. if any have interesting then contact me...
Posted @ Thursday, January 08, 2015 12:31 AM by anjali
Great blog, and I'm looking to get in the business as well. But my problem is what would I sell shredded tires for per ton and where would I find buyers? 
Thanks for the help
Posted @ Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:23 AM by Colin
Hai I m in namibia I m having full ten container of used tyre I m looking the buyer or how much the machine
Posted @ Sunday, February 01, 2015 1:09 PM by silas
Looking to start a used tyre yard shredding pyrolysis plant business in Scotland uk  
can you let me know if any existing business is for sale in Scotland preferably with licenses in place for tyre yard & pyrolysiis permitions  
Posted @ Tuesday, February 10, 2015 2:31 PM by Tom
I am intested to buy tires in 3 pieces each. Please contact me.
Posted @ Tuesday, February 24, 2015 3:35 PM by Salman
I am interested 2'' minus TDF Shredded Tires. 
Plant is close to Montréal, QC Canada. 
Please send Offers.
Posted @ Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:36 AM by Theo Badoana
I am in the process of setting up some very large contracts for scrap in Philadelphia PA area I am looking for buyers for the tires if the customer can supply all containers and pay shipping we will give you an excellent price on tires we also invite you to see the scrap. Thanks
Posted @ Friday, March 06, 2015 1:18 PM by john Schwartz
Hi John, 
Can you please contact me offline at the following email address. I am interested but I would prefer to get 3 piece cut tire. 
Posted @ Saturday, March 07, 2015 10:56 AM by Salman
You have great perception and I will definitely be reading your other Blogs!  
Posted @ Monday, March 16, 2015 6:20 AM by Corporate Video London
We are a tyre company based in the capital city of Botswana (Gaborone) .We deal with new tyres, retread tyres and it has come to our attentions that scrap tyres which cannot be ret readable are very serious problem in African continent. We are now setting up a tyre shredding plant and our products are as follows; 
 20 mesh  
Rubber floor tile, rubber- plastic raceway, lawn quarts grain, cottonseed grain, tennis ground, volleyball ground, golf ground, basketball ground , entertainment room floor, EPDM Safety mat, gymnasium floor mat of other court. 
Fiber is the important material for manufacture tires, his role is to maintain the tire shapes and sizes of stability, resist mechanical damage and carrying a heavy load ;Fiber materials should meet the tyres required fatigue durable , impact resistance , resistance to deformation and performance , lagging performance, delaminates and long use –life . 
 60 mesh  
Asphalt modifier, reclaim rubber, water-proof rolling material, tyre additives, railway sleeper, slowdown fender, sealing , buffer, foam rubber, pearl cotton cushion , rubber piston , brake cover , etc. 
 80 mesh 
Asphalt modifier, reclaimed rubber, waterproof rolling material, and tire agent, railway lies , traffic controller, sealing , cushion, froth rubber , pearl cotton mat, rubber piston , brake cover , etc. 
 40 mesh 
Railway fender , train sleeper , rubber sheet and tile, rubber seal for gate and window , reclaimed rubber, roof material, sound-proof material , water proofing materials, asphalt additives, carpet bushing, rubber belt , bearing, sealing strip , buffer, brake bushing, drains, gloves, rubber bands , elastic roof liners signs, corner seals, wheel locator, pump pads, multi –function mat , rubber sole etc.  
 1-4 mm rubber crumb 
Rubber runway, lawn, basketball court. The main production playgrounds need special black rubber runway grains (2-4) mm. artificial turf: special black rubber particles (1-2) mm.Plastic all kinds of stadium venues filling: special rubber particles and waterproofing materials used rubber powder. 
 50mm 
Posted @ Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:58 AM by Naledi Onkabetse
Well, thanks buddy for sharing this info with us. If i feel suitable for me, I'll definitely contact you. 
bridgestone ecopia tires 
Posted @ Monday, March 23, 2015 9:49 PM by Mickjonny14
Thanks for sharing these nice concept. The manufacturers are always looking for recycled tires so that they can reuse these tires for new tires. I have research the In <strong>China or Australia</strong> and china trade.these thing are also clear the many ideas regarding the business.
Posted @ Thursday, March 26, 2015 11:45 PM by James Cambell
I have two ptents which they have been approved by US Federal Government, with realization of my patented technology it makes possible to recycle 100% annually produced used tiers. I will be grateful to submite them to your attention. 
PS: there will be engagement of 22 factories in Europe and at least 10 factories in North America will begin the realization of it. 
with warm respects, 
Inventor, research Mr. Zadeh
Posted @ Saturday, March 28, 2015 5:03 AM by Mr. Zadeh
I am interested in recycling tyres .. Also i wanted to know the cost of the machine and if you can help with a buyers list . Also pls adv the cost of recycling the tyres and cost of machine to be shipped to republic of panama
Posted @ Tuesday, March 31, 2015 7:44 PM by Dinesh kapur
I would like to start a new company for shredding tyres to make flooring tiles and mats. Kindly help me in selecting the correct process with the machimeries anf also the costing fpr them to be imported to India.
Posted @ Friday, April 03, 2015 1:37 AM by Pradeep GNANASUBRAMANIAN
I have Cut Sidewalls of Big OTR Tyres. 
it containes Rubber, Plies, Steel Wire in tyre cord. 
I will pay you if you take them. 
Contact me.
Posted @ Thursday, April 09, 2015 12:59 PM by M. Uvais
Neet a used tyre shredding machine to buy,anyone who wants to dispose one she plus contact mike on michaelcu@
Posted @ Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:03 PM by Kwame kusi
Interested to purchase Tana Shark 440DT in India, please send your quotation?
Posted @ Sunday, May 03, 2015 4:53 AM by Gautam
I am from Guyana, South America and i can supply 1000's of tyres per month anywhere. 
feel free to contact me on +1592 641 5176/
Posted @ Friday, May 08, 2015 1:25 PM by DEEN
I can supply 50 tons daily of shredded tires. Contact me to for a long term contract to sell you my shredded tires. I can also supply tires cut into 3 pieces.
Posted @ Friday, May 08, 2015 10:48 PM by Eyad Qasem
good day all 
as brokers with solid connections i sell 
if any serious buyers please do contact me 
take care
Posted @ Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:11 AM by mike menon
I can supply used tyres to any one who wants to shred them and sell on to make money any one interested contact me
Posted @ Saturday, May 16, 2015 5:00 AM by yori
We own a small tire business in bean station tn..I was just wandering if someone would be interested in possibly taking our old tires...or if you know anyone who would??
Posted @ Saturday, May 30, 2015 9:02 AM by Mildred mitchell
I'm interested in the tire recycling busines in Alabama, provide me with more details and maybe how to get starteup funds
Posted @ Thursday, June 04, 2015 11:35 PM by Lawrence Mathis
I am interested in setting up a tire shredding facility in philadelphia, I have property already and access to tires, I need some info and help with finding buyers for the recycled rubber, i am willing to pay for expert advise and marketing study if need be. Any information is greatly appreciated  
Thanks Mac
Posted @ Saturday, June 06, 2015 8:02 PM by Mac
WE would be interested to start a business of tire shredding and exporting in Eastern Saudi Arabia. Please provide us with a proposal so that we can proceed. Thanks
Posted @ Sunday, June 14, 2015 6:49 AM by Abdulrahman Al-Mulhem
The name of my company ECCO Tire of America. We aare located in Dayton Ohio. We are looking for companies or individuals that need tires transported and disposed of. We clean and remove tire dumps large and small. We also transport tires for tire shops and tire dealers in the state of Ohio. We are licensed and registered with the Ohio EPA. You may contact us at 919 Dona Ave. Dayton,OH 45417. Also,
Posted @ Monday, June 15, 2015 5:11 PM by Mickey Gage
Hi I would like to get more info on how to start tire shredding in south Florida.  
How much the machinery cost? 
How much is going $ per tone of shredded material? 
Thank you.
Posted @ Sunday, July 05, 2015 10:32 PM by Gary
My company can supplies whole woren tyres for recycling or 2 pieces cut scrap tyres, or 3 pieces cut scrap tyres at 100 tons per week. Buyer must supply container and pay shipping. Contact Al at or 6468645835
Posted @ Wednesday, July 08, 2015 3:21 PM by Al
pls i can suply tires 2 any company in Nigeria. cotact me 07032772438
Posted @ Tuesday, July 14, 2015 6:01 AM by licia
I have access to an unlimited supply of tires and looking into a shredder to shred then sell the 1st procedure to interested buyers
Posted @ Friday, July 17, 2015 6:05 PM by Wendell Wingate
a lot of tires in my yard waiting to be tapped in Nigeria. Any interested person should contact me 2348069709332 or
Posted @ Saturday, July 18, 2015 8:25 AM by Adeola
I manage trade company in S.korea. 
i need quotation for shredded rubber or waste tire available in your company 
Thank you 
Tommy Lee
Posted @ Tuesday, August 04, 2015 3:24 AM by Tommy Lee
We can supply supply scrap tires, up to 1000mt per month. all year round. 
if there is any interest please contact us at:
Posted @ Saturday, August 08, 2015 6:54 PM by jorge castro
We at Vaino Investment cc have a large quantity of earth moving vehicles tires of all sizes, types and brands. They are suitable for rebranding. If there is anybody who might be interested in those then do not hesitate to contact us at:
Posted @ Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:47 AM by Vaino Tangeni Shigwedha
I want Big sizes of Scrap Nylon OTR Tyres. any qty. 
I want to set up a recycling plant in India & do investment, I need a business partner. Pls contact for bright future.
Posted @ Tuesday, August 11, 2015 10:06 AM by Mohammed Uvais
I want to open a tyre shredding company can you please help me with the prices of the machines and specifications,together with the list of possible clients.can u also please help with the prices when selling the end product
Posted @ Thursday, August 13, 2015 2:21 PM by Andile Fundam
I want to open a tire recycling facility and im also seeking prices of the machines and potential customers for end product and the average price for selling that product and possibly any investors i want to open the plant in east texas
Posted @ Monday, August 17, 2015 7:32 PM by Reginal Perry
Dear Customer, 
Have a greeting of the day!!! 
We are selling tyre shredded, rubber inner tube, Tyre wire etc. So if you are interest our product please free contact with me. Thanking you. 
Regards/ Ashok Singh Rajpurohit 
asrp81 at gmail dot com
Posted @ Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:58 AM by Ashok Singh Rajpurohit
I want to start up tyre sheredding in Ireland who buy shereds
Posted @ Thursday, August 20, 2015 2:47 PM by dominic quinn
We currently in association with our Business partner run a 100000 liters Pyrolisis Fuel plant in Cape Town. 
If anybody wants the business plan then please contact me on 
We offer Pyrolisis Fuel for sale also for many applications.
Posted @ Sunday, August 23, 2015 2:21 PM by Duane Els
I want to open a tyre shredding company can you please help me with the prices of the machines and specifications,together with the list of possible clients.can u also please help with the prices when selling the end product, pls contact me on kloubali at hotmail dot com
Posted @ Sunday, August 23, 2015 4:15 PM by Ali
Dear Sir, 
i have access to thousands of used tyres in my country, are you interested in me exporting them to you for a good price or do you have any contact that could be interested in them please contact me, 
ps: we are located in Mauritius Island in the indian ocean.
Posted @ Wednesday, August 26, 2015 6:10 AM by Francis Abel
I have a simi load or more of used tires please contact me at or3073311791
Posted @ Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:20 AM by David Troy
We can supply scrap tires, good amount per month. all year round. We are in Jordan (middle east) any one intresting pls contact me at kloubali at hotmail dot com
Posted @ Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:35 AM by Ali
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