Mexican City Faces Tyre Challenge

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Reynosa is plagued by rogue tyre operations

The Mexican city of Reynosa, sitting on the Mexico-USA, border has recognised that tyres are a problem. In November 2017 the city authorities launched a tyre collection campaign that has so far collected 23,000 scrap tyres from the streets and alleyways of the city.

However, the city’s tyre workshops continue to dump tyres and place them on the streets for sale to anyone who wants them.

The State and City have made arrangements for the disposal of waste tyres at Recycling Center in the Balcones de Alcalá Fraccionamiento but still the problem of tyre dumping persists.

Some reports suggest that the tyres are coming from across the border in the USA, quoting collectors in Cameron and Edinburg, Texas, in particular.

The recycled tyres from Reynosa are used to produce a special polymer that is used in the application of asphalt binder.

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.



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