Texas Increases Tyre Recycling Rate

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Texas sees an increase in tyre recycling to 44 per cent

In Texas, unsightly piles of used and scrap tyres are increasingly being turned into fuel, or used as mulch in landscapes.

TCEQ Reports an Increase in the Texas Tyre Recycling Rate

For the past three years the number of tyres being recycled or repurposed has gone from 35.5 per cent in 2015 to 44 per cent in 2017—an 8.2 per cent increase in tyres being recycled or repurposed according to TCEQ.

Of the scrap or used tyres collected, the main end-uses include tyre-derived fuel sources, crumb rubber production, land reclamation projects, other beneficial uses, and other types of recycling.

Santos Olivarez, the Business and Program Services work leader of the TCEQ’s Waste Permits Division Scrap Tire Program, says “The increase in tyres being recycled can be attributed to a combination of factors, such as proper handling of tyres and better reporting. Growth in the state and tyres from salvage cars as a result of Hurricane Harvey are two factors that contributed to the increase in the number of tyres handled through the programme.”


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.

Email: ewan.scott@tyreandrubberrecycling.com


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