We identified that a large number of the retail stores around the province were not getting adequate service from the independent truckers. We formed the trucking Division in 1995 with a single 5-ton truck hauling tires within the Greater Vancouver area.
The Division has since grown to include a fleet of highway tractors and trailers operating throughout the BC Interior and parts of Greater Vancouver. Through both its own transportation services and contracts with other Vancouver area and Vancouver Island haulers, the trucking division directs the movement of all scrap tires within the province.
The first step in the processing of scrap tires is shredding. Tires are delivered to the shredding division located in a 43,000 square foot plant on 2 acres on Annacis Island. Medium truck tires are de-beaded and slit into halves to facilitate the shredding process.
Whole passenger and light truck tires and the medium truck halves are then fed into shredding machines which results in either 4-inch or 2-inch shred.
The majority of this shred is then sold and delivered to WRP for granulating. At times a portion of the shred is sold as TDF to industrial users. A secondary product is high quality scrap steel in the form of bead wire that is sold to steel recyclers.