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The Scrap Tyre Problem – “A Wasted Waste”
Landfilling of scrap tires causes serious environmental pollution and health problems. It is also expensive, with tipping fees ranging from $35 per ton of shredded material, $120 per ton of Off-the-
Road (OTR) tires to $15 per whole truck tire (equating to about $350 on a per ton basis). Of
the nearly 300 million scrap automobile and truck tires generated each year in the United States,
nearly one-fourth ended up in landfills. This is in addition to more than 300 million tires already
stockpiled across the country. The estimated cost of cleaning up the existing tire stockpiles in the
United States is in the range of $900 million to $1.1 billion. In an effort to address these
problems, some of the scrap tires are mainly used in one of three major applications, namely, (1)
tire-derived fuel (TDF), (2) civil engineering (CE) applications, and (3) ground crumb rubber
applications. Still, an estimated 125-175 million tires annually end up in landfills. For more information, click here >>>GO.