We recycle 90% of our tyres
Black ‘n’ Rounds recycle 90% of the tyres we recover through our facility. We currently use Pountney Tyres, a family run business, to recycle 90% of the tyres we recover from our facility.
We do two things with our tyres. Firstly the tyres are turned into PAS 108 bales which are then used mostly in the UK for land engineering. At the moment (and for the foreseeable future) all our bales are being sent to a site in the east of the UK to form the base of a landfill site. Previously they were used in the development of flood damage prevention at the Thames Barrier.
Secondly, we have a very large and powerful tyre shredding machine. Our tyres are shredded and sent for use in cement kilns. Our shred can go all over the world but most of the shred will be used in the UK. Tyres burn at 1,500 degrees and are much more cost effective than coal, and, when they burn, they are less damaging to the environment.