Lakin Tire is giving new life to old, unusable tires through creative thinking, innovative recycling processes and optimized scrap-tire management.
Working to minimize used tire waste and maximize value
Our commitment to recycling used tires is stronger than ever. Lakin Tire employs advanced technologies and streamlined processes to unlock more value from used tire waste. We continue to invest in new ways to recycle used tires not suitable for the road. Our efforts have been at the forefront of the industry for almost 100 years to create new uses for recycled tires, and better more efficient management of scrap tires.
All shapes, sizes, weights and ages – if its tires and they’re used, we want to recycle them.
Lakin Tire actively works with our customers and partners to recycle more. We believe we can make recycling used tires easier, more efficient and more productive. We have invested in state-of-the-art tire recycling equipment and facilities to effectively process scrap tires – transforming them from waste to innovative, useful products.
Everything we do is with these objectives in mind:
See Our Process
Watch how Lakin Tire's Smart Tire Recycling works. As seen on the History Channel
Destination green through recycling tires
Recycled tires are all around you, and most people don’t even know it. Here are just a few of the ways Lakin Tire and our partners transform discarded and used tires into practical products.
Civil Engineering Applications / Tire Derived Aggregate
Quieter roads, safer highways, better drainage, and stronger lightweight walls are just a few examples of innovative uses of the scrap tires we recycle. With our partners, we transform scrap tires into tire derived aggregate used in many civil engineering applications in our communities coast to coast. Projects include freeway construction in Riverside, CA and slide repair in Humbolt and Mendocino Counties.
Rubber Asphalt is used to strengthen and enhance liquid asphalt in our nation’s roadways to improve skid resistance and reduce cracks and rutting of our roads. All while lowering the cost of maintenance with less materials and longer road life.
Tire Derived Fuel
From waste to power, Lakin Tire transforms scrap tires into materials used to power a range of industries. Cement processing plants, pulp and paper mills, power plants, waste-to-energy plants and industrial boilers all use raw materials derived from scrap tires to fuel their operations in the proper application. Used tires burn at very high temperatures. At these temperatures, tires burn cleaner than coal. Many states, including California have pushed industries to use more TDF in order to lower the emission of green house gases.
Crumb Rubber Feedstock for Recycled Consumer Products
Crumb rubber feedstock has universal applications as raw material for a wide range of useful products. Our crumb rubber feedstock is used in molded products and athletic surfaces important to the way we live:
- Rubber flooring, removable speed bumps and more
- Athletic surfaces including playgrounds, sports courts and athletic turf