Across the country – in small towns and big cities – a network of collection facilities and processors recycle car, truck and tractor tires to reuse as the base of innovative, eco-friendly products – and to rid the North American countryside of a tremendous amount of waste material. The landscape is changing, and Liberty Tire Recycling is at the forefront of a revolutionary conservation industry. As the top tire recycling company in North America, Liberty Tire has a wide network of production facilities. The company collects and recycles about a third of the nation’s scrap tires, saving more than 140 million tires from the waste stream each year.
Liberty Tire Recycling is the premier provider of tire recycling services in the United States. By reclaiming more than 33 percent of the nation’s discarded tires, Liberty Tire annually transforms more than 140 million tires into raw materials for smart, sustainable products that improve people’s lives.With innovative tools, technologies and processes, Liberty Tire is a revolutionary American conservation enterprise – from coast to coast, and from whole tire to end product. The company’s commitment to finding new and better ways to RECLAIM, RECYCLE and REUSE bridges the sustainability goals of scrap tire generators nationwide with those of local scrap rubber consumers.
An athletic field requires approximately 125 tons of crumb rubber – about 20,000 tires.Specially designed infill with dust free rubber granules prevent "flyout", "splashing", and migration of the base so that traction, drainage and shock absorption are maximized.Liberty Tire Recycling has donated 500,000 pounds of rubber to build athletic fields in Iraq.
Scrap tires collected by Liberty Tire Recycling are processed and refined by size-reduction techniques designed to achieve a range of particle sizes as small as 600 microns. Various mesh sizes of crumb rubber become the ideal raw material for a wide variety of applications, including molded rubber goods and adhesives.Larger sizes are used for civil engineering applications as a substitute for stone aggregates, or as fuel to power kilns, mills and power plants. Smaller sizes are incorporated into a number of industrial, athletic field, paving and landscaping applications, among others.
Liberty Tire Recycling is at the forefront of a growing trend in the marketplace.The recycled rubber that we produce is being transformed into a wide variety of products that promote safety and represent ingenuity. You can find them in places such as professional sports stadiums and in children’s playgrounds.These products are not only innovative. They’re safe, too. The evidence is clear and convincing.Many studies conducted on the state, national and global levels have reached the same conclusion... Recycled rubber used in artificial turf or as a playground surface poses no significant health or environmental risk.
Rubberized asphalt is a high-performance alternative to traditional paving material. As a mix of asphalt and recycled rubber derived from scrap tires, rubberized asphalt is longer lasting, safer, less costly, and friendlier to the environment.Cracks in asphalt are caused by vertical or horizontal movements beneath the overlay as a result of traffic loads, temperature fluctuations, and shifting earth. Rubberized asphalt reduces the occurrence of cracking with superior elasticity. Rubberized asphalt is also stiffer than conventional paving, which resists rutting and increases pavement life.
Improves skid resistance. Decreases splash and spray.
The safety of rubberized asphalt is greatly improved as a result of several unique attributes. Pavements made from rubberized asphalt exhibit greater skid resistance, and decreased splash and spray in wet conditions.
Decreases maintenance costs. Requires no additional capital investment.
In use for more than 40 years, rubberized asphalt is laid using the same equipment as traditional asphalt in most cases and the longer lasting properties reduce long-term maintenance costs. Plus, utilizing recycled rubber derived from scrap tires provides a reliable and consistent supply of material.
Rides quieter. Reduces stockpiles of scrap tires.
Noise pollution on highways and interstates continues to increase as traffic levels increase. However, rubberized asphalt is proven to reduce noise levels by upwards of 5 decibels. And rubberized asphalt provides an outlet for between 500 and 2,000 scrap tires per lane mile of pavement. So, for a 1-mile section of a four-lane highway, between 2,000 and 8,000 tires are creating a longer-lasting, safer, and more cost-effective roadway.