Tyres Recycling

December 8, 2008 by  
Filed under Recycle

In Singapore, 21,600 tonnes of scrap tyres was generated in 2013 and the recycling rate is 88%. Scrap tyres are usually rethreaded, exported overseas for reuse, or processed into crumbs for making surfaces and into chips for use as a solid fuel.

Let’s take a closer look at tyres recycling:

Tyres Recycling in Singapore

There are several recycling companies that collect scrap tyres and rethread the tyres for reuse. The thread section of the scrap tyre is replaced and the rethreaded tyre can be used again. Scrap tyres that are still in good condition are also exported overseas for reuse.

There’s a local recycling company that collects scrap tyres and process them into small pieces of chips and crumbs. The chips are exported overseas for use as a solid fuel while the crumbs can be used as material for making playground and tennis court surfaces.

Collectors, Traders and Recycling Companies for Tyres

To find a recycling collector or someone who wants your tyre waste, check out NEA’s list of collectors and traders.

For companies, you can use the online business waste exchange, Waste is not Waste, to find someone who wants your waste.

What Can I Do

Take care of your car tyres by checking the tyre pressure and ensuring that they are inflated at the correct pressure. Over-inflation or under-inflation of the tyres would cause uneven tyre thread wear and increase the need to change tyres frequently.

You can also reduce tyre wear by changing your driving habits – don’t brake too hard or take sharp corners. In addition, you can also conduct regular tyre rotation for your car to ensure even thread wear for all the tyres.

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11 Responses to “Tyres Recycling”
  1. I like read for wastes recycling as: tyres, plastic, textiles, leathers, .. could you send me informations and pic. Thanks

  2. David tan says:

    Well Singapore is stil not matured in green awareness. If we are green awareness, the government or the NEA should impose duty on new tyres so that the used tyres can be subsidised for collection for recyling in Singapore. Taiwan and Japan are the pioneers of tyre recycling. Those companies in Taiwan and Japan are subsidised. If there is no subsidisrd from the duty collected, how do the used tyres to be delivered to recycling company. labour cost and transportation cost are incurred for collecting the tyres. Tyres can be discarded into rubbish and dumped to incineration plant, sea or land filled. We should protect the enviornment by encouraging recycling tyres into crumb. However, the government should come out with duty on each new tyre sold so that this money can be used for subsidising used tyres recycling.

  3. zalazala says:

    I would like to get a list of companies that recycle tyres but the above link does not work … help? tnx

  4. ewan says:

    hello, can u give me some explanation about how many times that tyre can be retread??? thanx.

  5. abbey says:

    Hi Eugene,

    Do you have 2010 figures?

  6. abbey says:

    Hi Eugene,

    do you happen to know what the policy is regarding waste tyres in SG. Are you involved?

    • Eugene says:

      Hi abbey, waste tyres are reused or recycled as described in the post. The rest goes to the incineration plants or landfill.

  7. Lau says:

    Recycling dont work in sg , due to the high cost here, and its very sad to see so many scrap tyres get burn away everyday. Anybody want these scrap tyres for recycling can contact me at 9099 5000 Lau . I have too many every day