In 1989 the founders of the Western Rubber Products Ltd (WRP) recognized a problem and an opportunity. Stockpiles of scrap tires were accumulating in British Columbia. They envisioned a province free of scrap tire piles; where all scrap tires would be turned into useful products rather than taking up space in landfills or being discarded without thought to the local environment. Today, with the Group employing nearly one hundred people, that vision has come true.
Western Rubber collects, transports and processes scrap passenger, light truck and medium truck tires from all over British Columbia. The company is comprised of a trucking, shredding, crumbing, fine grind and mulch divisions. The collection and processing of nearly 100% of BC’s scrap tires are handled by the Company which operates from 3 locations, with 75,000 square feet under roof on 5 acres in total, producing 45 to 50 million pounds of crumb rubber products annually.
Through extensive in-house R&D, innovation and design, not to mention its committed employees, the Company has created one of the largest whole tire to crumb rubber facility in North America.
In 2010 the Company was acquired by Liberty Tire Recycling headquartered in Pittsburgh PA. for more information on Liberty Tire click here