Waste tyres also known as End-of-Life Tyres are used rubber tyres that because of their abrasion state ("tyre wear") are not safe for public traffic. Un-recycled tyre waste is an enormous global problem because of their non-biodegrability - giving rise to its responsible recycling and avoidance of landfill dumping
These tyres are pressed into bales using a hydraulic baling machine. About 90-120 tyres are pressed to form bales that weigh close to 1MT each. This is used for further recycling and as raw material in various industrial processes such as granulation and chipping.