Frequently Asked

Cost of Recycling

Dependent on Tyre sizes, Volume, Term Commitment.

Will you be offering a price for recycling per tonne?

At this stage, given our in-depth knowledge of the tyre industry, we believe that pricing per tyre size will offer the most transparency for our customers.

Transport of scrap tyres to the recycling plant?

We can arrange collection and transport, or clients can arrange their own transport to our facilities in Port Hedland or Neerubup (Perth).
Our recycling fees are exclusive of transport.

Did you consider a
pyrolysis plant?

Yes, it was considered – however tyre pyrolysis has been proven not to be scalable anywhere in the world.
No proven off the shelf plants/systems available.
Shredding has decades of proven high-volume experience with
long-established manufacturers.

Are carbon credits available
for recycling?

At present carbon credits are not available for recycling end of life tyres.
Recent research commissioned by Tyre Stewardship Australia has found that emissions from landfill are potentially quite significant, ranging from 671-1,008 kg CO2 eq per t EOLT.
If in future those figures for emissions from tyre burial numbers are accepted into the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme then recycling would offer a way to offset those emissions.
Carbon credits are available to users of Tyre Derived Fuel (TDF) in accordance with the NGER Scheme.
As a fossil fuel replacement, Tyre Derived Fuel has a higher caloric value than coal, and greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced by around 30% for the same energy input.

Will it take conveyor belting?

We expect to be able to recycle all types and sizes of conveyor belt.
Pricing will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Will you have a plant
in Pilbara?

CTS Tyre Recycling is committed to of a second pre-shredder to downsize large OTR mining tyres prior to transport to our processing facility in Perth.
Direct export from Port Hedland is also being evaluated based on demand.

Will you have receival points outside of Perth?

Yes – Kalgoorlie and Port Hedland will be initial receival locations with more locations being considered, including Bunbury, Geraldton, Karratha, Broome, Tom Price and Newman.

Can the crumb rubber be used to make new tyres?

The rubber can’t simply be melted down and reused as many polymers can be. That’s because the rubber is vulcanized, cross-linked with sulfur in a process invented by Charles Goodyear in 1839. Vulcanization imparts needed mechanical properties but is not easily reversed.

Minimum volumes

Due to high demand at present, we are targeting customers with annual volumes greater than 300 tonnes.
For smaller volumes disposal to CTS Tyre Recycling will be managed by customers’ existing tyre service providers.


As a member of Tyre Stewardship Australia, CTS Tyre Recycling will be able to guarantee a full chain of custody for our products to demonstrate that tyres have been dealt with in an environmentally sustainable manner.
For tyres larger than 25 inch, we are will receipt and invoice based on tyre serial numbers, giving further confidence that tyres have been dealt with appropriately.