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How to Start a Tire Recycling Business

Times:2024-01-22   Author:zhengyangtire

In addition to benefiting the environment, used tire recycling can be a profitable business. Millions of used tires provide a continuous source of supply of recycled tires that are used in three markets: tire-derived fuels, civil engineering applications and ground rubber applications or rubberized asphalt.

Before starting a tire recycling business, conduct a thorough market analysis to identify possible customers in your area and to find reliable sources of supply.

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Finding Sources of Used Tires

Explore within a reasonable driving radius, say 150 miles, to find sources of used tires. Good possibilities include:

Tire retailers

Taxi companies

Car rental firms

Bus operators

Trucking companies

Companies with large car fleets

The three methods of collecting tires are:

Sending vans to a supplier’s location for pickup.

Using drop-and-hook, a method that refers to leaving a bulk trailer at the supplier’s location to fill. The trailer is picked up by the recycler when it is full.

Encouraging do-it-yourselfers to drop off tires at the processing plant.

As you visit with the possible used tire sources, form estimates about the potential volume of tires that each source might be able to supply.

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