Kal Tire has recycled some 501 mining tyres from Imperial Oil in Fort McMurray, Alberta
Kal Tire Mining Tire Group Recycles Mining Tyres
No less than 501 scrap large mining tyres, each about 11 ft tall and 5 ft wide, were collected from Imperial Oil’s oil sands mining operation north of Fort McMurray, Alberta and brought to the Liberty Tire LLC recycling facility in Legal, north of Edmonton, in a project managed and executed by Kal Tire Mining Tire Group. From there, the tyres will be shredded and turned into tyre crumb, which is used in tyre-derived fuel, or products such as turf systems, flooring and paving.
Kal Tire began to offer this earthmover tyre recycling service across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan in western Canada in May 2016. Up to that point, if a tyre on a mine in the region was no longer usable, it was sent to the scrap pile, where it probably stayed. Kal Tire wanted to offer customers a simple, viable, environmentally friendly alternative when tyres reach the end of their life.
Kal Tire is increasingly becoming a player in OTR tyre recycling with its recently opened pyrolysis plant in Antofagasta in Chile. The company says 40% of the weight of the scrap tyres has the potential to return to mines as alternative fuels – a major step towards achieving a circular economy. Kal Tire arranges transport, loading and unloading of all sizes of the scrap tyres.