Innovation in Tyre Recycling Plants in Western Australia

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Innovation in Tyre Recycling Plants in Australia

In recent years, the push towards sustainability and environmental stewardship has gained significant momentum, particularly in industries traditionally associated with high levels of waste, such as mining. A standout initiative in this movement is the development of innovative tyre recycling plants, aiming to address the mounting issue of mining tyre disposal. One of the pioneering efforts in this domain is the establishment of a new Off-The-Road (OTR) tyre recycling facility in Western Australia by Complete Tyre Solutions​​.

The Need for Sustainable Tyre Recycling

Mining operations are integral to the Australian economy, but they produce vast amounts of tyre waste that pose environmental challenges. Traditional disposal methods, such as landfilling or stockpiling, are not only unsustainable but also fail to capitalise on the potential value locked within these massive tyres. Recognising this gap, industry players and governments have begun to rally for solutions that are both environmentally sound and economically viable.

Complete Tyre Solutions’ Recycling Plant

Complete Tyre Solutions, a family-run business, has embarked on a groundbreaking project to construct a $20 million recycling plant in Jandakot, Western Australia. Slated to be the first of its kind in the region, the facility aims to transform the way mining tyres are recycled, setting a new standard for sustainability in the industry​​.

The plant is supported by $3 million in state and federal funding, highlighting the collaborative effort between the private sector and government bodies to foster sustainable practices. This initiative is further bolstered by new national regulations that ban the export of whole-baled tyres, encouraging local recycling solutions that contribute to the circular economy.

Cutting-edge Technology at the Forefront

The recycling process at this new facility leverages advanced technology to repurpose the materials from OTR tyres effectively. Central to the plant’s operations is the deployment of an Eldan shredder and a Salvadori MT-Rex tyre cutter. These state-of-the-art machines are designed to handle the enormous size of mining tyres, cutting them into manageable chunks for further processing. This innovative approach not only ensures the efficient recycling of materials but also opens up new avenues for using recycled products in various industries​​.

Future Plans and Impact

Looking ahead, Complete Tyre Solutions envisions expanding its reach by considering a second plant in Port Hedland. This expansion aims to enhance the recycling capacity for tyres from Pilbara mine sites, demonstrating the scalable potential of such recycling initiatives​​.

The establishment of this recycling plant represents a significant stride towards addressing the tyre waste problem in the mining sector. By transforming waste into valuable resources, such initiatives pave the way for a more sustainable and economically viable future. Moreover, they set a precedent for innovation in the recycling industry, showcasing how technology and forward-thinking can turn environmental challenges into opportunities.

As we move towards a more sustainable future, the role of innovative recycling plants like the one developed by Complete Tyre Solutions cannot be overstated. Their impact extends beyond environmental benefits, contributing to job creation, economic development, and the promotion of a circular economy. This project serves as a beacon of innovation, inspiring similar initiatives globally and reinforcing the importance of sustainability in industrial operations.

In conclusion, the journey towards a sustainable future is paved with innovation, collaboration, and a steadfast commitment to environmental stewardship. The development of tyre recycling facilities like the one in Western Australia is a testament to what can be achieved when industry leaders and governments come together to address environmental challenges head-on. As we continue to explore and invest in such pioneering solutions, we move closer to realising a world where every waste product is viewed not as an end, but as the beginning of a new, sustainable cycle.


In conclusion, the journey towards a sustainable future is paved with innovation, collaboration, and a steadfast commitment to environmental stewardship. The development of tyre recycling facilities like the one in Western Australia is a testament to what can be achieved when industry leaders and governments come together to address environmental challenges head-on. As we continue to explore and invest in such pioneering solutions, we move closer to realising a world where every waste product is viewed not as an end, but as the beginning of a new, sustainable cycle.

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