Fort Worth Contracts For Tire Recycling and Disposal Service

City council approves $180,000 tire disposal and recycling agreement

The Fort Worth City Council has authorized an agreement with All American Tire Recyclers for tire recycling and disposal services for up to $180,000 annually.

The Environmental Services Department approached the Purchasing Division to procure an agreement for tire recycling and disposal services to provide equipment, personnel and tools necessary to transport, process and recycle or dispose of scrap tires.

The agreement is set to begin Oct. 1.

Fort Worth-based All American Tire Recyclers  (AATR) is a 100 percent green tire recycling facility offering a full range of tire collection, disposal and recycling services.  At its 10-acre Fort Worth site, All American processes nearly seven million tires annually using shredders, mills and other downsizing machinery manufactured by Middlebury Indiana-based Jomar Machining & Fabricating, including a Raptor TC-500 shredder and a Raptor Twin-Drive Cracker Mill to produce crumb rubber.

ATTR’s crumb rubber is used in a variety of products and industrial applications, including rubber-modified asphalt, sports surfaces, paths, walkways, landscaping, playground surfaces, and a variety of recycled tire-derived products . The company also produces tire-derived fuel (TDF), used for industrial fuels and power generation, and tire-derived steel (TDS) for steel production operations.

What residents need to know, according to the city’s news release, is that while there is no curbside collection for tires in Fort Worth, there are four drop-off locations in the city where residents can take discarded tires for recycling or disposal.

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