In this application, scrap tires are used as a cleaner and more economical alternative to coal as fuel in cement kilns, pulp and paper mills and industrial and utility boilers.

This market consumed 1,020 thousand tons of scrap tires, or over 25 percent of the volume of scrap tires generated.  Ground rubber applications include new rubber products, playground and other sports surfacing and rubber-modified asphalt.

The civil engineering market consumed 274 thousand tons of tires in 20,154, about 7.7 percent of the total tires to market and consists of tire shreds used in road and landfill construction, septic tank leach fields, alternative daily cover and other construction applications.

Additional smaller markets for scrap tires exist that consume approximately 7% of annually generated scrap tires.  These markets include tires consumed in electric arc furnaces (steel manufacturing), professionally engineered tire bales and products punched, pressed or stamped from scrap tires.

Stockpile Cleanup

Stockpiles of scrap tires historically began to be created around the 1960s and 1970s when tires were diverted from landfills but recycling markets for them were not functional. Stockpiles proved to be prone to catastrophic fires which created air and water pollution.



RubberForm Recycled Products is a U.S. manufacturer of innovative, superior-quality, environmentally friendly products. When you buy the RubberForm brand, you’re keeping scrap tire rubber and waste plastics out of American landfills and incinerators, while making a quality investment in safety, risk mitigation, and compliance products.

RubberForm doesn’t buy, recycle, or take scrap tires directly from consumers at our plants. Instead, we buy our rubber from scrap tire processors.

Click the link below to view scrap tire programs for the 50 states. Each state makes its own scrap tire laws, fees to recycle, and regulations. These laws cover scrap tire storage, collection, processing, and use. States also establish programs to clean up old scrap tire stockpiles, and the funding needed to accomplish that goal.

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