Canadian tire recycling company celebrates 100 million tires processed
Truck News – an online magazine devoted to the American trucking industry – reports that Western Rubber Products of Delta, B.C. had recycled its 100 millionth end-of-life tire in British Columbia, just as Canada kicked off the 20th annual Waste Reduction Week.
The company is a division Liberty Tire Recycling; according to its recent statement, it is the largest recycler of end-of-life tires in British Columbia, and since 1989 the company has been the province’s primary collector and recycler of used tires under Tire Stewardship B.C.
Western Rubber Products handles car and truck tires alike. The company highlights that every tire it handles is a tire that is kept out of B.C.’s landfills and its natural environment, with materials repurposed into innovative, new and useful products.
Neil Bansal, regional vice-president at Western, adds:
“As the province’s primary tire recycler, we’re the only company with the critical mass necessary to handle both the pick-up and the processing of millions of tires every year at the end of their roadworthy life.”
Western Rubber Products recycles more than 5 million end-of-life tires per year, and employs more than 120 workers at its operations in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Recycled materials manufactured by the company include decorative rubber mulch, and the crumb rubber, which in turn serves as a raw material for rubber mats, athletic surfaces, and landscaping material.
Article by Truck News.