According to a report from Canadian Press, the Nova Scotia government has decided to recycle used tires by shredding them.
The province’s Environment Minister Mark Parents says the tires will be used to make tire-derived aggregate (often used in construction to replace gravel).
The province’s Resource Recovery Fund Board will call for tenders to find an operator who can process used tires.
The province announced 13 months ago it would not allow a plan to burn tires at a cement plant, ending a bid by Lafarge Canada to burn about 500,000 old tires a year at its plant in Brookfield.
Nova Scotia‘s gets rid of about one million used tires a year, which are currently shipped to Quebec for disposal.