Starting a Tire Recycling Business

One of the most cluttered wastes in the world is those used tires. They are already torn and ruined but according to recycling experts, these tires are still valuable if you just know how to recycle them into a new product.

Here are some tips on how to start your very own tire recycling business.

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In this type of business, the first thing you should do is to look for reliable suppliers of discarded and used tires. You should be able to locate those suppliers who are accredited by your state to make you stay out of trouble. Usually, the state management agency is the place where you can look for suppliers of used and discarded tires. Make some market research and be able to get the particular prices from the known disposal companies.


In most states, they have this review federal and state regulations that you need to know before you start your tire recycling business. The Environmental Protection Agency website can be a reliable source for these reviews and regulations. By looking for the links of tire recycling groups and companies you will be able to know their usual style in recycling these used and discarded tires. Also, the regulations and reviews mentioned in this article will definitely give you guidance on how to do the jobs needed to be done when you already start your business.


It is also important that you would determine the potential customers for the products that you will come up with from the discarded and used tires you have collected. There are many potential buyers out there who are interested in buying your products. Those people who are environmentalists and recycle fans are the main customers that you should look for because they are the ones who will be your potential and prime buyers. Conduct market research. There are also those people who are not really environmentalists but they are interested in buying things like your used tire products. Target an area where there is little competition so that most of the profits would go to you if you just know how to locate the right buyers for your products. Be an expert on the advantages or the good things about buying recycled tire products so that you will be able to relay this to your potential buyers. Sometimes, by giving an impression to your customers, you will be able to get them and make them buy the products you have. There are lots of benefits when you buy recycled products. You are not just helping the planet to be preserved but you are also buying quality products that are cheap but of a good standard.


Buy the necessary equipment needed for your recycling business. It is important that you have the equipment and tools needed so that you will be able to produce your recycled products in just a short period of time.


  • German Tores said on February 7, 2011
    I looking to start a recycling tires and export the usables business , I M located in Maryland.
  • Zeb masteller said on February 19, 2011
    I'm looking to get started in tire recycling and sales of crumb rubber, located in iowa.
  • Darren said on March 21, 2011
    where to sell the used tire after collect?
  • Sandeep Bhaskar said on March 22, 2011
    I would like to start up New tyre recycling plant in tamilnadu
  • musonda said on March 25, 2011
    i would like to startup a tyre recycling business can you send me same details relating to equipment and shipping of the same?
  • Lloyd Hill said on June 20, 2011
    I am looking to start a tire recycling business in Oklahoma.
  • ANTHONY ST.LOUIS said on June 21, 2011
    I am looking to start a tire recycling business in Trinidad & Tobago
  • sanjeev soni said on August 15, 2011
    i m from gwalior mp i want to start tyre recycling business pls send me the details of this business
  • ali said on August 23, 2011
    hello would like to startup a tyre recycling business can you send me some details relating to equipment and you sale equipment ?
  • Sunil said on January 3, 2012
    Could you please give me the investment bracket for this business. I am from Chennai and I'm sure there is a good opportunity for this business here.
  • R. H. said on January 22, 2012
    I am located in south east south dakota and would like to start a business in recycling tires. Could you send me some information on the products that can be produced and how to start. Thanks
  • Andre said on January 27, 2012
    My family is looking to start a tire recycling company in South Carolina could you send me some information on equipment for Rubber Podwer,crumb, Thanks a lot for you help
  • wiley said on January 28, 2012
    Hi i am a truck driver and would like to be at home, and start my on business in recycling old tires. I live in va. Could u send me some info on starting this type of business. Thank you so much.
  • Bill cannon said on March 7, 2012
    Ive started a tire recycling business in Alton il and I am looking to expand
  • Ashokkumar.R said on March 8, 2012
    Dear Sir,am from chennai planning to start Tyre Recycling Business. Please provide me information like the potential buyers of the finished goods like fuel oil and carbon black. Thank you.
  • Nivin said on March 27, 2012
    Dear Sir, nice to have you give this piece of advise.I am from Coimbatore. i am also very much interested in this tyre recycling plant.I would like to know about the prospects of buyers for carbon black which i believe is hard to sell. Thank you so much for your help. 917373718338
  • marco sacco said on May 10, 2012
    hi i am from montreal and i would like to start a tire recycling old tires,could you send me some info on starting this type of business thank you
  • Mohamed Ghouse said on June 6, 2012
    Sir, I'm from Chennai Tamil Nadu, India, I would like to start a business of tire recycling. But I dont have much investment, But I am having huge space. I would like to start a business of peeling raw rubber from used tires and I want to know the buyers of tire raw rubbers. Please let me know who are doing the business of rubber recycling and reclaiming. I can supply raw rubbers as per the requirement of buyers. Thank You
  • sd.ayaz uddin said on June 25, 2012
    dear sir , Thanks for ur business ideas please send full details for tire recycling equipments with how to mange the plant and where we want to buy supplier pls i m from andhrapardesh. india +91 8686217768
  • vijay said on July 4, 2012
    i would like to start a tyre recycling to oil plant in tamilnadu-india pls send me a detailed project report along with the clearances reqd etc
  • Nina Albrecht said on July 12, 2012
    I would like to start a business collecting & selling discarded tires directly to a company that uses them for fuel or other recycling applications in Oklahoma. I would like contact information for them and any other information or resources that would help us get this going
  • Mohamed Feroz said on July 18, 2012
    Hi, Tyre Recycle plant looks very interesting . Can you please mail me all the details of it. like Project Cost , Land requirement , prospects buyers of products and all other necessary details. I also want to know whether this plant is suitable to be opened in Chennai. Feroz, 9884766681
  • Todd Marschner said on July 30, 2012
    Dickinson ND 58601. What is the feasibility of a tire recycling business in ND. We have a lot of oil activity right now.
  • abdullah diarrah said on August 28, 2012
    hi ,i would like to start a tire recycling business in grande prairie ,alberta ,can you please send full details for tire recycling equipments and resources that would help us get this going
  • Balaji.S said on August 30, 2012
    I am eager to start a business in the field of Waste Tyre Recycling Plant. My location in Tuticorin Dt. where i have 50 to 100 acres of land. please let me know what are all the permissions required to start this plant from Government of TamilNadu and from local authorities. Thanks
  • Christopher Nkosi said on August 30, 2012
  • Mokshda Musai said on October 8, 2012
    Hi, I have studied chemical and environmental engineering and I am eager to start up my own business. This tyre recycling business seems very interesting. would like to have more information regarding investment required, equipment and market for recycled products. thx
  • Mokara said on December 3, 2012
    I am based in South Africa, Johannesburg, looking for companies in the Gauteng province to sell scrap tyres for cash.
  • Fernando said on December 3, 2012
    Where to sell scrap tyres for cash in Johannesburg?
  • Gert said on December 6, 2012
    Hi South Africans Christopher, Fernando and Mokara have you come right with your search for businesses that bought secondhand tires for recycling? And how much are involved? Regards Gert ( Please put Tyre recycling in your subject field.
  • desiree said on December 9, 2012
    Kirkville, new York 13082. I am looking into more information on who buys use tires not reusable. we run a parts yard and am over looking to sell our waste tires
  • thomas burke said on December 19, 2012
    I am looking to start a tire recycling plant in Liverpool in the United Kingdom please advise
  • mw tsehlo said on January 4, 2013
    hi i would like to start a tyre recycling company in bloemfontein south africa, can you please help me with the company that is doing the same thing because i would like to talk to them about investing or starting the same company here in south africa because the market is very big here, please help me.
  • Ntombizombuso said on January 5, 2013
    I am currently looking forward to starting a business in tyre recycling. I would like to hear from H- South Africans Christopher, Fernando and Mokara the outcome of research done on companies that are prepared to buy secondhand tires for recycling? Regards Gert ( Please put Tyre recycling in your subject field.
  • JOHANNES BORCHERDS said on January 8, 2013
    Hi I would like to start a tyre recycling business in South Africa, Johannesburg i have a big yard and need to know where to sell the rough material or how can help me to start a business I would like to talk to them about investing
  • utpal said on January 10, 2013
    i want to start tire recycling business in guwahati. How to start the business and project cost of smaller unit. Please help .
  • Vasilev, Simeon said on January 10, 2013
    Hi, I want to make money together in Burgas, Bulgaria. Best regards
  • ray asche said on January 16, 2013
    hi, want to initiate my own tyre recycling business in Trinidad and Tobago ...plz send any info...thnx
  • Hema said on January 18, 2013
    392 t.h road, Thiruvottiyur, chennai-19, 9840399330. we are interested to operate crumb process tire in chennai. could tell me where do i sell the crumb tire i mean demand of cru
  • abdul ahad said on January 21, 2013
    he i want to know the end users basically the consumers of the output we get from the tyre pyrolysis plant i.e carbon black powder, oil and steel. please tell me about this.
  • REGINALD said on January 24, 2013
    Hi there! I'm interested in recycling used tires Zeerust, North West province. Please help with authorities to approach for registration.
  • llewellyn said on January 26, 2013
    I am starting a tyre recycling plant in namibia. Looking for buyers for our tyre crumbs. Any feedback would be welcome.
  • nhlanhla said on February 5, 2013
    Hi i wanted to know which companies that buy used tires and that recycle tires, i'm from soweto, johanessburg, gauteng province, please reply me i need this information
  • Dan said on February 18, 2013
    I'm interested in starting a used tire collection service in the Chicago, Illinois area. Can you please provide outlets that will buy the used tires from us after collection?
  • Charndre Patel said on February 20, 2013
    Hello, i am interested in starting a tyre recycling company in Johannesburg Gauteng and have no idea whom to approach to begin such a business. Any help is welcomed
  • Delores said on February 24, 2013
    Hi, I would like to start a Tyre Recycling business in South Africa. I am currently residing in Johannesburg where I would kick-start my first plant and there after expand to other regions within South Africa. Please provide me with all the relevant information regarding the industry. I need to know how much capital is required, what are the requirements for a successful tyre recycling biz. Please advise soonest as I urgently need your expertise and knowledge from start up to the end of the process.
  • Jabu said on February 25, 2013
    Hi my name is Jabu i'm already in recycling business but i can't find info about tire recycling if there are any info please help me with it i'm based in Vaal (gauteng) sa
  • John Tsholoba said on February 25, 2013
    Please help I am an south African, I would like to start the sell Tyre scrap in your company, there is a lot of Tyres no one collected, I would like to be assisted I could collect and sell to any company. I have not yet started registered my company if any company interested to make joint venture I will be glad, my contact number is 0794735670 Your response will be highly appreciated
  • Jaya Prakash A said on March 5, 2013
    I want the project report for Waste tyres recycling plant , how much place, price and details
  • ubaid ur rehman said on March 6, 2013
    Sir, i want to start my own tire recycle business in jeddah -saudi arabia. could any one guide me in this connection . rgds,
  • terry wells said on March 8, 2013
    I have a new patented recycled rubber mulch holder, and I am very confident it will out sale all mulch holders in todays market. It looks great and has tremendous curb appeal, its easy to install, less than five minutes and no tools required for assembly. It looks great with wood mulch or rubber mulch and would help increase the sale of rubber mulch because it looks tremendous with the rubbwe mulch. I am looking for companies that would be interested in this mulch holder. Terry Wells phone 662-842-4823.
  • dhananjay said on March 10, 2013
    dear sir i am starting and motor vehicle oil recycling plant and require the government rules and regulation required to start the same. kindly advice me with the same
  • sachin agrawal said on March 22, 2013
    I want to start tyre oil business. please send me details for plant , investment, required area and other required things
  • Courtney Hayes said on March 23, 2013
    Yes Hello! My Fiance and I, are looking to start our own tire recycling, environmental exchange business in Atlanta, Ga. We would like to bring new innovative uses to the use of old tires, while increasing the quality of the Global environment. We would also like to partner with the inner city communities to help remove debris sites, and clean our streets, one neighborhood at a time. If anyone is interested in investment opportunities, or even advice, please contact us at 404 438 7570, thank you very much!
  • Jay Kodippili said on March 27, 2013
    Hi, We are planning to set up a Tire Recycling and Waste Tire Derived Products facility in Toronto. We have more than 10 years of experience in Tire manufacturing, Tire Recycling and Polymer based products manufacturing earned from Asia and Europe. Love to start our own business for which we are very competitive. We are quite sure and have plans to drive it to become a thriving business. Currently we are exploring the opportunities. Seeking for any advice, help, information on getting start up fund. Passing details of any potential investors would be a great help.My e-mail is
  • Eddie said on April 12, 2013
    We want to start a tyre recycling business in kakamas. want to know the cost of a plant and where one can get 1 in SA
  • Kirsty Yu said on April 15, 2013
    Hi everyone, we are professional waste tyre pyro carbon black granulator line manufacturer. because of much dust and easy to wave, we developed this line, and the granula is 0.5-2mm. any one interested let me know,
  • sudhish said on April 17, 2013
    interested to know about machinery in details and there cost.
  • Herry said on April 25, 2013
    We are qatar based company and we want to start a tire Recycling and Waste Tire Derived Products , in Africa ,preferably in Kenya, Tanzania or Rwanada, we are looking for a partner in those country who is interested for the same business. Email us :
  • khaled saifullah said on April 30, 2013
    Sir, i want to start our own tire recycle business in jeddah -saudi arabia. could any one guide me in this connection and please send me details for plant, investment, required area and other required things. and also informed rules and regulation required to start the same kindly advice me all. rgds,k. saifallah
  • jake said on May 3, 2013
    hi. I am desperately trying to communicate with some of the people blogging here - but cant!! Very frustrating and how do we interact with them? PLEASE. Not everyone leaves a number or e-mail. if anyone can assist please mail me on so we can start networking. Thanks in advance
  • sandeeo said on May 4, 2013
    i aman resident of dubai & interested in partnering in a tyre recycling in india to the extent of usd 30,000. Project owners or jv partners may contact me on + 971552513640
  • C M PATIL said on June 6, 2013
    I have 21 yrs Exp In Reclaim Rubber Plant My working Skills Of Tech, Production Quality. My Contact No.+919904269521
  • nick lloyd said on June 23, 2013
    Looking to sell your scrap tires? I'm in johannesburg gauteng south africa, sms me on 082 663 1482.
  • Hector said on June 25, 2013
    Good day I have a lot of scrap tyres I want to sell can some please contact me 0787124896 base in JHB south africa. I also am looking for second hand tyres to buy
  • prasad said on July 7, 2013
    I want to establish a tyre recycling company in andhra pradesh suggest me plz what is the budget of cost to start company.
  • nasir said on July 11, 2013
    we are in germany and wanted to export used tyers plz contact me buyers from middle east, india and pakistan. My contact thanks
  • dustin said on July 20, 2013
    please send me more info on the tire recycling business
  • Anand said on July 22, 2013
    I am owning Tyre Retreading company in Chennai Tamilnday, India. Would like to know more details on Tyre Recycling/All recycling.
  • Ranjan mishra said on July 31, 2013
    dear sir, i want to start tire business Bihar. Kindly give the detail information.
  • emmanuel said on August 21, 2013
    i need more info about tire recycle in nigeria, this will help environment
  • Harry said on August 21, 2013
    @JOHANNES BORCHERDS there is a programme called redisa here in south africa which accredits companies to recycle tyres. Contact me at and maybe our company and yours can find synergy in working together as we are accredited by redisa which is endorsed by the department of environment.
  • Jayant said on September 14, 2013
    dear sir, i want to start tire business. Kindly give the detail information
  • manoj lalloo said on September 18, 2013
    where to sell the used tires after collect. i want to start to collect used and old tires to sell. i am in south africa
  • Eric Mbuyi said on September 19, 2013
    God day, i am looking for people that we can team up to start a recycling company in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Haseeb Khan said on September 20, 2013
    Hi Starting a Tire Recycling Business in Georgia, can you Gide me.What is feasibility. Thanks
  • Mike Bian said on November 3, 2013
    I like to start used recycling business in USA Maryland
  • Thomas said on November 12, 2013
    Hello! Starting a Tire Recycling Business in Lithuania, can you guide me. Thanks in advance
  • arif mahmood said on November 13, 2013
    I currently collect waste tyres in the UK, but am looking to convert into Oil and Carbon. Please advice.
  • Jaun-Jac Slabbert said on December 7, 2013
    I would like to start a tyre recycling business in south Africa, can you tell me more about the process as well as all the equipment I will be needing. THANK YOU!
  • Malineo said on December 12, 2013
    I need guidance on how to get started with recycling company in Lesotho and potential customers of rubber crumb.
  • Feroz said on December 20, 2013
    Hi I am interested in setting up rubber pyrolysis plant in chennai , india. Please advice me about license. the row material cost and buy back off the oil and carbon black. Please advice . 9884766681 ,
  • Emmanuel Nnabugwu said on December 20, 2013
    I want to start up a Tyre recycling plant, in Karishi, outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria. Please advise me on which machines I should use for the business. Thank You. Emma Nnabugwu
  • srimanta parida said on January 9, 2014
  • Ronny law said on January 10, 2014
    It depends on how many tons of the plant you need. 30tons about 30,000 sq.ft. costs of the plant is around US$1.5million. 2 engineers provide to set up, it takes about 3 months to ship to your place and 2 months for set up, then start production.
  • Srimanta Parida said on January 14, 2014
    Dear Srimanta Parida, My name is Ronny Law located in Hong Kong. I am selling the Pyrolysis plant, we have this kind of machine. we have 15 tons and 30 tons. 30 tons per day, come out of Dissel No. 2 is about 10tons per day and carbon black is about 10tons, balance is stainless stell. You may come to hong Kong to see the machine performance on around May, 2014. We are setting one machine in Hong Kong. any good inquiry please send email to; where is your country.
  • mohapi said on January 14, 2014
    hi, i want to know of companies that buy used tires for recycling in Johannesburg.
  • Derek said on February 2, 2014
    Hi. I am derek and i would to know the prices for the equipment or plants and how to manage it for a tyre recycling business. Thank you very much
  • jamsheed said on February 4, 2014
    Hi Audrey, Could you please send me the full Business Plan for Waste Tyre Recycling as applicable in india(kerala or thamilnadu). I think our environments are the same and i'm busy setting up a similar plant in (kerala or thamilnadu), Windhoek. my email is Regards, jamsheed
  • nick said on February 18, 2014
    Good day all my name is nick, I buy up old scrap tires which we are use in our company. tires we can repair and sell, there is good money to be made in this. Interested? Contact me on 082 663 1482 or email @ thanks.
  • Ernest said on February 18, 2014
    South African tire recycling company at Brits with contract needs investor 0798811934
  • Kyle said on February 25, 2014
    I am starting a tire recycling company in Trinidad and Tobago can you help me
  • kerry coyle said on March 2, 2014
    Dear Sir, this sounds like a good idea, please send me more details. Mareeba, Queensland, Australia. Mail Po Box 1029 Mareeba Qld Australia 4880
  • Sunil Kapoor said on March 3, 2014
    Hi this is Sunil Kapoor from New Delhi and I'm looking for waste tyre dealers in North India for Pyrolysis plants. Please contact with the offers on +91-9818540101.
  • marisa said on March 5, 2014
    Looking for Distributor /Agent of quality TBR tire. factory production line of modern highly advanced equipment, our management oriented by best cost performance/ best prices. For long term & strategic cooperation, OEM brand is accept too. Our tyre aim to all over the world, factory improve by most world standard quality certificate. DOT, ECE, GCC...
  • jose hernandez said on March 21, 2014
    I'm looking for a used tyre provider, i want to import used tire to mexico. contact
  • lesego said on March 26, 2014
    hi i would like to open a tire recycling business in soweto because no one is doing it please contact me on 0731455299
  • Frank said on April 8, 2014
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  • matsobane makhari said on April 15, 2014
    I would like to open a tyre recycling business
  • lippo said on April 25, 2014
    we can supply waste tire recycling machine., that output is tire rubber granule and rubber powder. if you have any interesting, pls contact me


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