Shredding tires is a prosperous business

Posted on July 23, 2012 By Olli Honkamäki

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

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.

Shredding tires with TANA Shark 440

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.

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Richard Cucino (N.E. Tire Recycling), 11.12.2015 04:32
Hi I would like more information about your tire shredders that remove the metal from the tires
Iidamaria Hokkanen, 11.12.2015 15:34
Thank you for your interest towards our shredder. We will forward your inquiry to the closest Tana specialist to you, who will go deeper to this with you. For that we need to know the country you are based in. Could you, please, send us further information from the "contact us" field on our website?
John Chesnut , 25.03.2016 06:57
This looks just what I need, trying to start a Tire Disposal Buisness, small operation, this Machine looks perfect for what I'm wanting to do. Would like more information on this machine, What it cost & if financing is an option. Look forward to getting some information. Thank You
Protus Mabaso (Siyabonga Projects), 24.04.2016 16:25
I want to start up a tyre recycling business, kindly advice on where to starthe.
Tana Oy, 27.04.2016 15:49
Thank you for your comments, John Chestnut and Protus Mabaso. Our sales team will be in contact with you personally.
Jens Krause (JBK Logistiksysteme GmbH), 02.05.2016 15:41
To whom it may concern

We are actually looking for a technical Partner to chip appr. 50.000 tons of old car tires to Chips of 50 mm x 50 mm to be reused as combustable in the cement industry.

Our Yard is south of London , UK and we would like to ask wether it is possible to rent your Technology on a Long term bases or to create a rental / buy model with you

We would be glad getting your ideas and remain

with our best regards

Jens Krause
vusi mabena (sophulamkhwa pty ltd), 06.05.2016 13:32

I would like to know how to start a tyre recycling business


Vusi mabena
Bradley, 07.05.2016 17:04
Could I please get a R/ton quote and where you pick up points are?

Also do you shred into hoppers for ease of discharge into side tipping trucks?

Bradley Herbert
Tana Oy, 11.05.2016 09:39
Thank you for your comments and questions Jens Krause, Vusi Mabena and Bradley Herbert. Your messages have been forwarded to our sales team and they will contact you individually.
Lenny (hybridlogistics ), 13.05.2016 12:56
I want to start a tyre recycling business and need to know more about your machine and what it cost I am from south africa
Robert Gorkeh Ackah (FIX-A-FLAT GROUP LTD.), 15.05.2016 12:16
Hi, I live Ghana and I am interested in setting up a Tire shredding factory here but I don't know how to go about it.
Mostly my target is on the OTR tyres. I will be happy if you can get me all the information regarding this project.
Tana Oy, 16.05.2016 12:35
Lenny and Robert Gorkeh Ackah, thank you for interest in our machines. Your questions have been forwarded to the person responsible of your area and you will be contacted individually.
Taran (bDQU9vXQG3P), 20.05.2016 11:28
Great ingihst. Relieved I'm on the same side as you.
ADEJI GLORY (adeglo nig limited), 22.05.2016 22:19
Sir,pls I am an entrepreneur who sees opportunity in shredded tyres,pls what's the cost of tana shark 440 plus shipment to Nigeria .pls call 08035003850.Thanks

Erwin Walter Garoeb (INVINCIBLE INVESTMENTS CC), 23.06.2016 17:56
Hi I am living Namibia and are interesting in starting old tyres recycling business here in my country .I need your help by tell me about the machinery and the companies how are buying the recycled materials in the world PLEASE HELP ME
Tom Kelley (IE2 Group), 25.06.2016 17:26
My need is to shred passenger tires down to 1 inch and we intend to process 2,500 tons per day. What is the best equipment to accomplish this objective and at what cost? Can you provide the cost per tire to process.
Sincerely, Tom Kelley
Tana Oy, 27.06.2016 08:51
Dear Mr. Kelley and Mr. Garoeb, than you for your comments and interest towards us and our machinery. Your questions have been forwarded to the person responsible and you will be contacted personally.
Daniel, 30.06.2016 20:16
Would just like to know the price of such a machine. Hope to hear from you soon.
Tana Oy, 04.07.2016 09:36
Dear Daniel, thank you for your interest! Your question has been forwarded to the person responsible of your market and they will contact you soon.
Dear Sir

We are interested TANA Shreader tyre scrap your machine
producing above material please contact Our address are given below.

Mob 0091 9744904029 , 9400511535
Jason John , 07.07.2016 17:10
Greetings to all can you please send me some more information about this article.
Tana Oy, 08.07.2016 09:40
Dear Mr. Mathew and Mr. John, thank you for your comments. Your questions have been forwarded to our sales department. You will be contacted shortly.
Beauty (Self), 10.08.2016 12:46
Im interested in this machinery.Please provide more details, especially pricing. Im in Botswana
Tana Oy, 10.08.2016 15:31
Dear Beauty, thank you for your interest in our machinery. Your request has been forwarded to a person responsible of your area and they should contact you shortly.
William (Self), 27.08.2016 23:04
Good day,

I am interested in your machine and would like to start a new operation. I have a lot of questions and some of them are:

- how much is the machine
- lead time from time of order (is it off shelf)
- What is the minimum area (square metres) required
- Can it be set up indoors/outdoors

Tana Oy, 29.08.2016 09:46
Dear William,

thank you for your interest in our machinery. Your questions have been forwarded to our sales team and they will contact you shortly.
Michael (2 in all), 31.08.2016 17:44

Please advice about a Tyre Recycling business and we need to know more about your machine, cost and the maintenance.
Tana Oy, 01.09.2016 08:33
Dear Michael,

thank you for your comment & interest in our machinery. Your question has been forwarded to our sales team.
Ruvashini Devisingh (Hlanzeka Projects (Pty) Ltd, South Africa), 08.09.2016 22:38
Can you please supply me with information regarding setting up a tyre recycling business.
Tana Oy, 09.09.2016 08:42
Thank you for your question. It has been forwarded to our sales department and they will contact you personally.

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