Recycling has not only become more important to the public, but to the tyre industry too. Tyre recycling has a lucrative future, and tyre shredding is fast becoming a money-spinner for those companies involved. The choice of tyre shredding and recycling equipment manufacturers and distributors is growing, as is the range of casing collection services throughout the industry.
“However, it is one thing to realise the potential of this market but quite something else to actually set up a business that will evolve into a successful and lucrative service,” says Bob Batchford of RJB County Contractors. This is why the company has recently established a new division within the business, RJB Consultancy, to provide a service to both new and established businesses on how to achieve financial reward from tyre recycling.
RJB County Contractors is a recycling specialist in the South East of England and provides shredded rubber to the equestrian and canine training markets. “There are a terrific amount of issues to take into consideration before anyone can actually start trading including a number of government legislations and choosing the correct site to operate in where you will not leave yourself open to complaints about noise and other important environmental issues,” explains Mr Batchford. “Other vital issues include the correct type of plant machinery and other essential equipment, a suitable labour force plus quality collection and delivery vehicles. Of course ‘health and safety’ standards are yet another highly important sector that must be considered.”
Creating a tyre collection service also requires a number of environmental licences for carrying, storage and disposing of used tyres. At present around 60 per cent of used tyre casings can be shredded which again presents another ‘minefield’ of legislation and licences. Tyre collection and recycling is not as straight forward as it would seem, however Mr Batchford assures that with the right guidance and advice from specialists such as RJB Consultancy, there is a real future for those wishing to enter the industry.