Green Facts

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.


Why is Liberty Tire Recycling the leading tire recycler in the U.S.?

Liberty Tire is the largest scrap tire collector and recycler in the nation, collecting and recycling nearly 33 percent of America's annual scrap tire production through a network of facilities.

Where does Liberty Tire get scrap tires?

Tires of every shape and size are collected from a vast line-up of customers at more than 60,000 locations nationwide, including new tire retailers, automotive service centers, government institutions, military facilities, car dealerships, and tire wholesalers. Also, Liberty Tire has remediated more than 150 dump sites littered with nearly 40 million scrap tires during the past 7 years, exceeding any other organization in the nation.

How does Liberty Tire collect scrap tires from customers?

Liberty Tire provides a complete service profile of collection options, including backdoor pickup, drop-and-hook pickup, and drop-off sites. Box vans visit customer sites directly, removing scrap tires by hand on a periodic basis, or Liberty Tire leaves a bulk trailer for customers to fill at their convenience and takes the load away when full. Also, tire deliveries are accepted at any Liberty Tire facility.

How are metals and fiber materials removed from scrap tires?

After tires are processed, Liberty Tire removes and collects scrap steel with magnets and separates fiber components with air classifiers. The result is clean recycled rubber.

What is the market for recycled rubber from scrap tires?

The market potential is broad based because recycled rubber makes many products and materials already in production even better. Rubber asphalt is safer and longer-lasting than traditional asphalt. Rubber mulch outperforms wood mulch. Tire-derived fuel is cleaner than fossil fuels. The examples go on and on. And, in the end, recycling rubber keeps millions of scrap tires out of landfills each year, making the entire process a true green alternative.