Over 2 million used tires will be taken from the Riverton City disposal site in St Andrew, Jamaica, as part of a 10-year project that will eventually be expanded to other refuse disposal sites on the island.

As part of the National Programme for the Environmentally Sound Management of End-of-Life Pneumatic Tires, a collaboration with the Jamaican government, the tires will provide fuel for the kilns of the Caribbean Cement Co Ltd . The program, which was piloted between July and September 2019 and was fully rolled out on October 1, 2019, has already taken over 8700 tires from the Riverton facility.


Tire derived fuel sample | Photo by Weibold.

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Original article by International Cement Review.