Collection and Transportation
BDS Waste Disposal owns and operates 12 tractor trailers, two of which are equipped with loading arms, and three rear loading compactor trucks. All of our trucks are operated by skilled, dependable drivers that load tires efficiently and in a timely manner.
For businesses with larger tire piles, we utilize tractor trailers.
For businesses that do not have room to pile tires and have too many for a weekly run, BDS offers box trailers that are picked up on an on-call basis.
BDS also offers container service for businesses that wish to keep their tires out of site and out of the weather. This type of service is also on an on-call basis.
For smaller tire collections, customers can be serviced on an on-call basis, weekly or bi-weekly schedule with the rear loading compactor trucks.
All of our trucks are licensed and permitted to transport scrap tires in most of New England including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.
Scrap Tire Recycling
Once our truck loaded with scrap tires arrives at our tire processing facility, the truck is then weighed at the scales. The truck proceeds to the BDS processing facility where the tires are unloaded manually or via a walking floor trailer. The empty truck proceeds back to the truck scales where the tire weight is calculated and the weight slip is generated. Once unloaded the tires are segregated into four separate categories.
- Tires without rims and tires small enough to be shredded whole are fed with a hydraulic excavator directly into the shredder.
- Tires with rims are placed in a pile to have the rims removed with an excavator-mounted shear. The de-rimmed tires are then placed in a pile where they are fed directly into the shredder. Steel and aluminum rims are recycled as scrap metal.
- Over-sized tires are placed in a pile to be sheared periodically by a hydraulic excavator into pieces small enough to be fed into the shredder. These pieces are fed directly into the shredder.
Once the tires are shredded the shreds are conveyed over a classifier that classifies the shreds into 6" minus and 6" & over.
The 6" & over are recirculated back into the shredder and continue in this process until the shreds are small enough to pass through the classifier as a Type "B" chip. The Type "B" chips are then conveyed into a finished Type "B" chip stockpile.
The Type "B" chip is used in the construction of new landfill cells as a drainage layer allowing leachate to drain to the collection pipes and as a protective layer protecting the landfill liner from being punctured by landfilled waste.
The Type "B" chip is also used in civil engineering applications. Such projects include; light - weight fill material for road construction and bridge abutments.
The Type "B" chip can also be processed into tire derived fuel (TDF). The chips are fed into an 1 1/2" TDF processing system that creates 1 1/2" TDF. Bead wire is magnetically removed from the 1 1/2" TDF. TDF is used by paper mills to create steam which is used to produce electricity.