Guam’s Guahan Waste Control Purchases CM Tire Shredder

Dual-speed shredder will process stockpiled scrap tires into tire-derived fuel.

October 8, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products

CM Tire Recycling Equipment, based in Sarasota, Fla., has sold a CM dual-speed tire shredder to Guahan Waste Control (GWC), Barrigada, Guam.

According to CM Tire Recycling, GWC is the sole source company for all of Guam’s waste management services, including hauling, landfill operations and recycling initiatives. In the past Guam’s waste management providers have stockpiled tires until market conditions improved and buyers were found.

Robert Perron, president of GWC, in front of the CM dual-speed tire shredder during a recent visit to the CM factory in Sarasota, Fla.

In recent months, CM says, tires have accumulated, creating concern with regard to disease and fire. GWC has teamed up with Guam’s Environmental Protection Agency and is taking on the responsibility to process and export all end-of-life tires on the island to Asia as clean-cut tire-derived fuel (TDF) for the cement industry.

GWC selected CM’s dual-speed shredder for its turnkey ability to tackle whole passenger car, light truck, SUV and tractor trailer tires and size reduce down to 2-inch nominal clean cut tire chips in one complete process.

GWC also will process all of the tires generated from military bases on the island, along with the rest of the scrap tires on the island.

Robert Perron, president of GWC, says he is “exploring the possibility of working with other island nations in the area to look at ways on how to address regional environmental problems such as the disposal of scrap tires and other recyclable waste.”  

CM says it plans to ship the equipment in mid-December so that Guahan Waste Control can begin recycling the stockpile of scrap tires in 2014.