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Tough times for tyre recyclers – the QCR tyre baler can help

An interesting article from mrw’s website yesterday on the increasing struggles for UK tyre recyclers.

Two points really interest us here. Firstly shipping costs and the rising cost of fuel are blamed and secondly new fire and site security guidelines have limited the capacity of tyres at UK sites.

Tyre recyclers can accept this and carry on as they are or change the way they recycle in order to improve business. This is where the QCR tyre baler comes in. 

This big, robust piece of kit can help with the problems mrw’s article highlights. Baling tyres reduces storage space by approximately 80% and transport space by 60%. You can see how much storage space can be saved in the image below of a pile of loose tyres versus a tyre bale of about 110 tyres.


Typically a 40 foot artic container can handle around 1,200 loose tyres. A container this size can handle 30 tyre bales, which equals 3,300 tyres in one container – a 64% increase on loose tyres.

The QCR tyre baler can produce 4 tyre bales per hour, so it is plausible that one 40 foot artic container can be filled per day.

All of this results in fewer trips in an artic lorry, which reduces shipping costs, cuts petrol costs and reduces emissions, making the business greener – it all makes perfect sense.

You can read more on the QCR tyre baler here.

Get in touch with QCR for a friendly chat on how you can help your business with a QCR tyre baler.

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