Scrap Monster reports that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that it has granted permit to operate a new tire recycling permit to Maryville-based Maryville Carbon Solutions (MCS). The Scrap Tire Processing Facility Operating Permit was granted to the company during early-August this year.
According to MCS, the facility will receive scrap tires for processing. Nearly 1 to 2 million tires will be processed every year to generate valuable products. The facility will also recover oil, steel and various forms of crumb rubber. The news release issued by the company states that customers who wish to drop scrap tires can do so during weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by fixing prior appointment. There will be nominal fees for individual tires that are dropped at the facility. Load consisting of more than 15 tires will be offered bulk rate, which is yet to be finalized, the company said.
Kirk Mitchell, environmental specialist at the Missouri DNR noted that the new tire recycling plant, upon commencement of its operations, will benefit local communities and contribute to environmental health and prosperity. The Department appreciated the contributions made by MCS to the northwest region of the state and the local communities there. Mitchell welcomed MCS to the City of Maryville. The facility will play a key role to benefit communities by keeping tires out of environment. The collected tires will be processed in an environment-friendly manner and in strict compliance to city rules and regulations.
MCS is owned by Colorado-based Bolder Industries- the producer of proprietary Bolder Black which is considered as a sustainable and environment-friendly alternative to traditional carbon black. The company uses a low-emission thermal decomposition process to produce Bolder Black from end-of-life tires. The closed loop conversion technology is said to be 90% more efficient in terms of water and energy consumption.
Incidentally, the State of Missouri has a ban on whole tires in landfills. However, tires can be landfilled after being quartered or cut circumferentially. Licensed Scrap Tire Processors are allowed to recycle end-of-life tires. The state law requires tires to be brought directly to a processor, a tire dealer or hauled by an authorized tire hauler. Missouri has strict legislations in place to regulate scrap tires.
According to estimates, the Missouri State generates approximately five million scrap tires every year.