CTS Tyre Recycling from Western Australia has marked the beginning of a major change towards sustainability in the company's history. CTS had a great turn out at its ground breaking ceremony the 12th August with State Environment Minister Reece Whitby MLA and federal MP Josh Wilson in attendance.

In another important milestone, CTS Tyre Recycling managing director Leigh Cometti has formally placed the company’s order for the machine that will give the company the capability to be the first facility in Australia to be able to process the massive OTR tyres used on mining haul trucks.


Leigh Cometti travelled to Italy to confirm the order with Salvadori Recycling director Andrea Pitto. | Photo by CTS Tyre Recycling.

The Salvadori MT Rex machine will be used to pre-cut the massive tyres into sections that can be processed by the Danish-designed Eldan recycling plant that will be installed in CTS' new state-of-the-art recycling facility expected to open in March next year at the Jandakot Airport Industrial Estate, south of Perth.

The Company is also investing in a second MT Rex machine for its next plant in Port Hedland, preferably working in conjunction with a local Indigenous business, to collect and shred OTR tyres from Pilbara mine sites for bulk transportation to Jandakot, thereby avoiding some of the transport costs that would otherwise be incurred in shipping whole tyres.

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