Why Bale Tyres?

There are many places around the world experiencing huge problems with waste tyres. Large dumps both legal and illegal ones pose many risks to the environment and surronding life. 

The risks of waste tyres include dangerous toxic chemicals leaching, tyre fires that take decades to put out and even increased malaria caused by stgnant water. Tyre landfills should be avoided as much as possible and tyre recycling methods should be sought as an alternative.

Tyre baling machinery 

At Gradeall, we provide a range of world-leading tyre waste baling machinery. Businesses use our equipment to create tyre bales for the easy facilitation of tyre recycling solutions. We help business create more effective and profitable methods for managing waste tyres. 

Are tyres a fire hazard? 

Fire Risk: Waste tyres are extremely combustible, fires can be started accidentally, by natural causes, or by vandals. Once a tyre dump is ablaze it is very difficult to put out Tyre Fires, with some recorded cases showing Tyre Dump fires lasting for up to 15 years. 

Illegal tyres examples 

While alight Tyres emit toxic, thick black smoke, also toxic oils are released from the Tyres and can contaminate groundwater. Tyre fires are illegal, because it is not an effective way to manage this type of waste due to extreme pollution it causes. 

tyre fire

The risk of water in tyres

Stagnant Water: Old end of life Tyres act as a water trap and hold water indefinitely. This Water becomes stagnant which in itself is a health hazard, but in warmer climates, the stagnant water attracts mosquitoes which can cause higher instances of malaria infection in the areas close to Tyre Dumps.

stagnant water

Shredded tyres and baling tyres reduce the likelihood of loose tyres laying around that could potentially create stagnant water. There is an inherent duty of responsibility for those managing waste tyres to ensure they are properly stored in order to prevent this particualr risk to human health. 

Is tyre baling the solution?

Baling Tyres is not a one stop solution for waste tyre problems but it does significantly aid the process of dealing with them. In remote locations, a MKII Tyre Baler can produce up to 6 tyre bales per hour, typically 4. With each Bale typically holding 100 passenger car tyres; 400 waste tyres baled is easily achievable with our range of tyre baling machines.

tyre bale

Taking an example of a Tyre Baler supplied by Gradeall, where a Tyre dump originally had 6 million Bales. With one MKII Baler, the entire collection of Tyres could have been baled in 5 years, with 4 MKII Balers the tyres were baled in a year.

Benefits of waste baling tyres 

With Tyres baled, the transport of the Tyres on shipping containers is much more efficient, this is of particular importance in remote locations such as the Cayman Islands. Baled Tyres can be exported to Recyclers and Processors for a small fraction of the price associated with transporting loose Tyres.

loading bales

Uses of tyres for recycling

Waste tyres are a valuable and recyclable waste material. There are much better uses they can be used for rather than ending up in tyre dumps or tyre landfills, which are illegal in the U.K. and have strict regulations in the U.S.

Baled tyres for embankments 

The Gradeall MKII Tyre Baler produces Bales to PAS108 standard, which is a standard by the British Standards Institut. This regulates their use in Civil Engineering applications.

Examples of their use include Embankments, Foundations under Roads which is particularly useful over the softer ground as a solid foundation.

Tyre Embankment 01

Other uses of the PAS108 Bales include lining Landfill Sites, these Bales if placed over the outer membrane prevent the membrane from damage and increase its life span.

tyre road foundation

Crumb rubber is made with end-of-life tyres 

A popular use of recycled Tyres is to shred them into crumb rubber, this makes a useful road surface with improved grip over conventional asphalt surfaces. The crumb can be used for artificial fill or Astro Turf in Gardens or Football Pitches, giving much better drainage characteristics than conventional soils. It can also be used as a soft low impact surface for children’s playgrounds.

soft playground surface

Tyre bales for an alternative fuel source

Cement manufacturers use Tyre Bales as a replacement fuel during Cement production. This is becoming a more popular Fuel for Cement manufacturers and as such is a popular route for dealing with such Bales. 

Issues still remain regarding air pollution, nonetheless, the level of pollutants are significantly lower than Tyres Burnt in the open atmosphere, this technique uses significantly fewer fossil fuels and reduces the amount of Tyres going to Landfill.

tyre wall

There are many other uses of Tyre Bales, especially in areas such as reducing wind, river, and coastal erosion with the Bales being much cheaper, yet just as long lasting when compared with conventional solutions.

loose tyres

Gradeall tyre baler for sale in the globally

At Gradeall, we supply Tyre Balers to customers around the world, whether youre based in the U.K., U.S., China, or anywhere else, we can arrange an effective delivery of world leading tyre baling machinery. 

Check out the full range of Gradeall tyre recycling machinery and invest in a profitable waste management process for your end of life tyres. You can also get in contact with us at Gradeall, to discuss your operational needs, and we will recommend the most suitable tyre recycling machinery for your business.

shredded tyres