The number of tires being made available for recycle is growing, as attention and demand for tire derived products increases. In addition, provincial and government programs exist to clean-up scrap tire stockpiles and illegal dumping sites with a long-term goal of no scrap tires sent to the landfill. The tire processing stage is sorted into four operations: whole tires, stamped (cut) tires, chipped (shredded) tires, and ground (crumb) rubber.

It is estimated that in Canada and the United States, over 350 million tires are discarded each year. Waste tires consist of approximately 70-80% on average of rubber. The rest is a combination of reinforcing materials (steel wires and plastic fibrous cords).

Sport Surfaces:

  • Kindergarten Playgrounds
  • Recreation Areas
  • School Sports Areas
  • Athletic Tracks
  • Tennis and Basketball Courts
  • Golf Tee-Off Areas
  • Swimming Pool Surrounds
  • Garden Paths
  • Lawn Bowling Greens
  • Non-Slip Boat Dock Surfaces

Automotive Industry:

  • Car Body Underseal and Rustproofing Materials
  • Splash Guards and Fenders
  • Floor Mats for Cars and Trucks
  • Floor Liners for Trucks and Vans
  • Dunnage Materials for Shipping


  • Hospital, Industrial, and Bathroom Flooring
  • Floor Tile
  • Carpet Underlay
  • Waterproofing Compounds for Roofs and Walls
  • Foundation Waterproofing
  • Dam, Silo, and Roof Liners

Geotechnical/Asphalt Applications:

  • Rubberized Asphalt for Roads and Driveways
  • Sub-base for Horse Racing Tracks
  • Subsoil Drainage
  • Drainage Pipes
  • Soil Conditioner
  • Filtering Agent for Mercury and Metallic Surfaces
  • Porous Irrigation Pipes
  • Road Building and Repair

Adhesives and Sealants:

  • Adhesives and Sealing Compounds
  • Textured and Non-Slip Paints
  • Compounding Ingredient (Filler) for Rubber Mouldings and Extrusions
  • Compounds for Conveyor Belting Repair
  • Expansion Joint Compounds
  • Roof Coating and Waterproofing

Shock Absorption and Safety Products:

  • Shock Absorbing Pads for Rails and Machinery
  • Sound Barriers for Highways
  • Crash Barriers
  • Abrasion Lining in Mining Equipment

Used Tire Waste Diversion Program:

  • Pipe Insulation and Lining
  • Baseboards and Kickplates
  • Flower Pots
  • Garbage Cans
  • Shoe Soles and Heels
  • Wire and Cable Insulation
  • Industrial and Agricultural Tires
  • Barn Mats and Flooring
  • Conveyor Rollers and Idlers
  • Filler in Many Plastic Mouldings and Extrusions