Nevada’s First Tire Recycling Plant Begins Operation

Phoenix Recycling Technologies completes tire recycling plant in Las Vegas.

December 22, 2009
Recycling Today Staff

Phoenix Recycling Technologies (PRT) has announced the completion of its $5.5 million dollar waste tire recycling facility located in Las Vegas, according to a PRT press release. The company says this new, environmental friendly plant is the first full-service tire recycling facility in the state of Nevada.

The plant can process more than two million car and truck tires per year with virtually all of the material being recycled, the release says. The recycled rubber is used in a wide variety of applications such as the rubberized asphalt paving process, infill material for sport fields and the manufacturing of molded rubber products.

“We are excited to have our operational phase underway, as of now we are running only one shift but just after the first of the year we will start a second," says Kelly Sockwell, PRT director of operations.

“All in all the installation, start-up and calibration of the equipment went well and we should be up to full production in the next couple of weeks," says Scott Ward, plant foreman for PRT. 

Recently in Nevada, new state legislation Senate Bill 186, went into effect stopping the land-filling of whole tires and now requiring them to be recycled.

PRT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Phoenix Industries L.L.C. a U.S. based, engineering and technologies company that manufactures waste tire recycling plants and asphalt rubber blending equipment for worldwide distribution.