- OzTyre Recyclers
If you want a machine, just ring up Jason. Waste Initiatives will be with you for the long term. The partnership between Waste Initiatives and OzTyre Recyclers has been fantastic. We told Jason what we wanted and how many tyres we needed to produce in an hour. He came up with many different options until we have the shredder we have now.
OzTyre Recyclers approached Waste Initiatives with an ambitious target to be one of the first in the sector in Australia to recycle 100 per cent of used tyres and have an Australian market for the end-product.
Before the export ban, tyres were baled and exported. They had to shift their strategy to processing rubber to chip suitable for export and reuse as Tyre-Derived Fuel (TDF) and for further processing.
Tyre Stewardship Australia in conjunction with Waste Initiatives helped and advised them on local and overseas requirements. As a result, a further interest arose in taking rubber all the way down to rubber crumb & powder.
The first step was to put the wheels in motion by installing a newly designed shredder system developed over the last two years. The old baling equipment was processing 400 tyres an hour, and they wanted an equivalent workflow with the new equipment.
The result is a tyre shredder with an integrated rotary screen. The turnkey system includes infeed and outfeed conveyors, controlled by a main PLC control station. It’s been designed and engineered to take whole tyres down to 50mm chip and can process up to 550 tyres per hour.
The second phase is currently underway for installing a tyre crumb & powder plant to provide rubber for a range of applications including some exciting new markets.