Hon Reece Whitby MLA

Hon Reece Whitby MLA

Minister for Environment; Climate Action; Racing and Gaming

    Work commencing at WA’s newest tyre recycling plant

    12/08/2022 11:50 AM
    • Complete Tyre Solutions is constructing a processing plant in Jandakot south of Perth
    • The plant will recycle more than 9000 tonnes of waste tyres that would have been disposed of to landfill
    • Tyres will be processed into crumb rubber, reusable high tensile wire, and reusable textile

    Environment Minister Reece Whitby today turned the first sod on a $7 million tyre recycling facility in the Jandakot Airport Industrial Estate.


    The Complete Tyre Solutions facility will accommodate equipment required to process passenger, car, truck, industrial construction, and quarry tyres into 3mm crumb rubber. The crumb rubber will be produced to specification for use in the Western Australia asphalt and spray seal industry.


    The project will benefit WA's environment, boost the economy, and create jobs. It is part of the $20 million joint Commonwealth and State Government funding under the Recycling Modernisation Fund.


    With an annual processing capability of more than 9000 tonnes, the project will help WA manage the impacts of the ban on exporting waste tyres.


    Construction on the Jandakot site is set to begin in weeks.


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Reece Whitby:


    "Projects such as this demonstrate the McGowan Government's commitment to innovation within the recycling industry.


    "Reusing waste promotes resource efficiency, protects the environment and helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. I encourage all Western Australians to avoid waste and increase material recovery.


    "I am confident that this new tyre recycling project will benefit many Western Australians and our environment." 


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