Viva Recycling to open second tire recycling plant in South Carolina Recycling Today The company, established in 2011, processes scrap tires to produce recycled rubber products for home, business and recreation at its existing tire recycling...
The company, established in 2011, processes scrap tires to produce recycled rubber products for home, business and recreation at its existing tire recycling facility in Moncks Corner. The used tires it has been recycling are collected from a range of sources throughout the Southeast, including automobiles, light and heavy trucks, landfills, municipalities and tire retailers.
Viva Recycling says the new facility will be capable of recycling more than 4 million tires per year, similar to the number it presently handles at its flagship location.
Under its recycling process, the company will separate the scrap tires and other industrial rubber scrap into their component parts—rubber, steel and fiber. While the steel and fiber are recycled, the rubber is sized, shaped, colored and molded into a variety of products for industrial, commercial and residential applications. End products include landscape mulch, playground safety flooring, artificial field infill, rubber sidewalks, rubber pavers, equestrian flooring and rubberized asphalt.