With what is estimated to be well over 200 million vehicles on the road in the U.S. alone, one can imagine the volume of tires being replaced on an annual basis. Hundreds of millions of tires are scrapped every year in the U.S., and, in spite of private and governmental efforts, millions of them still end up in landfills. And that’s a problem, because tires are designed to be tough and long lasting, not easily broken down, plus they capture empty space, increasing their discard volume.
It’s a special tragedy, since tires can now be recycled into many things, including various forms of asphalt for roadways, aggregate for concrete, flooring and roofing materials, and many other applications. The number of uses continues to grow as new technologies are applied, such as the processing of tires into fuels. A solid market now exists for the vast majority of scrap tires being generated.
Most individuals, and most companies, don’t have the time or contacts to search out and work with the many tire reprocessors that have been established around the country, which is where USA Recycling Industries plays one of its major roles. The Pennsylvania based company acts as a critical link between automotive aftermarket centers around the country and end recycling processors. With its contacts to key players both in and outside of the U.S., the company has prevented countless tires from ending up in landfills, or otherwise hurting the environment.
In addition, USA Recycling supports the recycling of more than just tires. The company handles scrap metal, used motor oil and lubricants, batteries, oil filters, and various other products of the automotive aftermarket industry. Keeping these and other damaging items out of landfills is the central point of their mission statement.
For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.USARecyclingIndustriesInc.com
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