Gotjunktires.com is the internet home for American Tire & Recycling Corporation. We help Wisconsin and Northern Michigan companies looking to save money on dealer or industrial tire disposal as well as for communities organized clean up events to properly dispose of old tires. We currently have tire disposal locations open in northern Wisconsin in Niagra as well as in New London - soon we will also be operational in Racine, WI that will also pick up tires in northern Illinois and Indiana. SAVE MONEY! – The average customer saves $300 - $5,000 per year so please fill out the Contact Us form today!
Here are additional reasons customers love to do business with us:
- CLEAN PROFESSIONAL TIRE DISPOSAL SERVICE - Newer clean trucks with courteous uniformed drivers
- DROP TRAILERS – We will drop a trailer for you to fill for a flat fee with NO monthly rental
- ROUTE TRUCKS – We will pick up at your business anytime
- FULLY LICENSED & INSURED – We will give you a copy of our DNR license for hauling, storing, and shredding tires
- GO DIRECT – We are the shredder so you save money by cutting out the middle man.
American Tire & Recycling Corporation processes these “junk tires” into fuel for power plants, papermills, and for playground material so that landfills don’t fill up faster. As outdoor enthusiasts, we love nature and hope you will help us save the environment while your company saves money!
Please complete the Contact Us form or call us at 877-791-Tire so we can help you save money today.
Scrap Tires Creates Alternative Renewable Energy Source
Tires are a very common source of waste, and are becoming an increasingly problematic issue for the environment. One of the main problematic issues lies in the durability of tires. Tires can be very hard to break down for recycling, and so, in many cases, are left in large heaps in scrap yards or other locations.
Several reasons exist for the need to recycle scrap tires – needlessly filling landfills being the primary motivator. Additionally, tire accumulation continues to pose a threat to public safety and public health. In fact, discarded tires are a main breeding ground for mosquitoes which potentially carry West Nile virus and rodents often use junk tires as a place to live and breed which is just another source of disease. Instead of being a nuisance, many different uses have developed for junk tires, scrap tires, or whatever you want to call the round black rubber taken from your cars that stack up in tire stores or outside their buildings taking up valuable space.
Did you know that tires can be recycled and help America achieve energy independence by processing them to create alternative fuels? One of the least known sources of alternative energy is the use of recycled tires to create tire derived fuel. Tire-derived fuel (TDF) was the first market for scrap tires. In order to prevent tires from being stockpiled or disposed of in landfills, businesses began to research ways to handle scrap tires since approximately 290 million scrap tires that are generated annually.
Scrap tire-derived fuel, or TDF, is very desirable due to its high heating value. Compared to other commonly used solid fuels, the heating value is 25-50% higher than coal and 100-200% higher than wood. Facilities such as utility boilers, cement kilns, and pulp/paper mills use TDF as supplemental fuel in their energy-intensive processes. State and Federal studies have repeatedly shown that using tires to generate energy is environmentally sound when used in appropriate applications that ensure complete combustion, have proper air pollution controls in place, and conduct all required testing, monitoring, and other regulatory requirements.
Unfortunately the process to create this source of alternative energy, or the pellets used for that renewable energy, is a very costly business to enter. Scrap tires must be hauled by a registered transporter (meaning a fleet of trucks are needed) to an authorized facility, either a permitted landfill or a scrap-tire facility. All such facilities must keep manifest records showing the disposition of scrap tires which is expensive. The facilities required to store the tires until they are processed into pellets must be a very large facility as I’m sure you can imagine with a business handling thousands of tires on a daily basis. Next, you will need to invest capital into purchasing equipment that will strip and then shred the tires. While some of this process can be done with equipment costing under $50,000, a serious tire recycling business will need to spend several hundred thousand dollars to properly create an efficient production process. Finally, you will need a large team of people to pick up and ship the tires to your facility as well as a staff to run your tire recycling plant. Are you tired (pun intended) yet? The business of recycling old tires is a business that you must have a great deal of passion for but the output of alternative energy is a good reward for that effort!