Industrial Shredders banner

Tire Shredders

A reliable source for Industrial Shredder information and leading Industrial Shredder Companies & Manufacturers.

Illegal tire disposal is a major source of pollution worldwide, particularly in developing countries where they are more likely to become breeding grounds for insects or vermin. Even lawful disposal of unprocessed waste tires has proven to be an unsustainable solution: tires take up a large amount of space in landfills. Read More…

Tire Shredders Tire shredders are types of industrial shredders that are used exclusively in the reprocessing and disposal of used tires. Used tires pose significant environmental and public health risks when improperly disposed.
Request for Quote

Leading Manufacturers

Cambridge, ON  |  800-465-3214

Shred-Tech is an industry leader in the custom design and manufacturing of waste reduction systems and shredding machinery for a variety of recycling applications.

Request A Quote

Shred-Tech $$$

Archdale, NC  |  336-895-1963

Since Vecoplan was founded in Germany in 1969, they have been striving to provide quality products and superior service. Now, with footholds in many additional countries, including the US, they continue to influence the market with various types of equipment, including cardboard shredders.

Request A Quote

Vecoplan, LLC $$$

Wilsonville, OR  |  503-682-3633

Tackling the toughest shredding problems since 1980, SSI Shredding Systems designs, manufactures and supports today's most versatile shredders and size reduction solutions.

Request A Quote

SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. $$$

Grand Prairie, TX  |  877-582-7800

Our long established Saturn-brand industrial shredders are designed with cost and innovation in mind, and provide the benefit you need no matter what you need to shred!

Request A Quote

Granutech-Saturn Systems $$$

Delmont, PA  |  800-245-2497

As the premier manufacturer of high capacity shredding systems for over 50 years, Allegheny offers a total solution for your security needs. Whether you need to destroy confidential documents, plastics, products or e-scrap, our superior American-made shredders, grinders and horizontal balers can do it all! We provide cost-effective solutions to help you collect, process and recycle for a profit!

Request A Quote

Allegheny Shredders $$$
placeholder image Shred-Tech Vecoplan, LLC SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. Granutech-Saturn Systems Allegheny Shredders

Tire shredders offer a solution to the problem of used tire disposal in that they reduce them to manageable sizes. After processing, tire shreds or chips can be used in many applications. In some cases, the tire shreds or chips are simply disposed of in landfills, but processed used tires have been recognized for their potential for re-use.

Instead of contributing to landfill overfilling, processed tires can be used to line landfills, isolating decomposing waste material and preventing contamination of groundwater. Tire chips can also be further processed for use in playground and basketball court surfaces, asphalt and even new tires.

A tire shredder, like all other kinds of shredders, can be designed in many configurations. Large-scale, dedicated tire shredding operations can make use of one, large tire shredding system. Other operations can make use of shredders that can fit on trailers for easy transit to different used tire stockpiles. In either case and in all cases in between, a given tire shredder can be designed to process tires in different ways. Chipper shredders are designed to shred materials into uniform pieces for easier processing.

Many tire shredders are configured in this way, especially when the tires are intended to be processed into a new product. Because tire rubber undergoes so many refinement processes before being put into use, many of those materials can be harvested for sale and reuse during tire reprocessing. Trace amounts of steel as well as rubber and fibers can be collected and sold for use in countless new applications.

There are some concerns that reprocessed tires, when put into use as surfaces or in other applications, can still contribute to environmental degradation through the contamination of groundwater. Chemicals used in the vulcanization of rubber are believed to seep out of shredded tire rubber more easily than unprocessed rubber. Any tire disposal operation should take possible negative environmental consequences into consideration whenever undertaking tire disposal.

Tire Shredder Informational Video