An often asked question by those enquiring into the feasibility of commencing a Tire Recycling Plant is how feasible is this?
Do I need to spend copious amounts of time on feasibility studies? The answer, quite simply is NO.
Work through the numbers yourself and see how they stack up. Its easy. We"ll show you how:
How do I know how many Tires there are available in my country?
Work on the general rule of 1 passenger Tire per head of population per annum.
Work on the general principle of ¼ light truck or truck Tire per head of population.
How many Tires does it take to make a metric ton of crumb rubber?
Passenger Tires weighing approximately 8kg each = 120 Tires
Truck Tires weighing approximately 45 kg each = 27 Tires
If you work the numbers through and are considering an average plant producing say 3 tons per hour, you would need in one 8 hour day (taking into account that you realistically obtain 6 hours of production time):
If using purely Passenger Tires - 2,160 per day single shift.
If using purely Truck Tires - 486 per day per shift.
The reality is that the majority of plants use a combination of both using about 1,000 passenger Tires per day per shift and about 250 truck Tires per day per shift.
Total passenger Tires per month working 21 days per month per shift = 21,000
Total truck Tires per month working 21 days per day per shift. = 5,250
Total passenger Tires per annum = 252,000
Total truck Tires per annum = 63,000
Now consider what you need to spend to obtain a plant and what the returns are. We shall use USD as a common currency.
A Turnkey 2-3 ton per hour plant would cost in the vicinity of $1,800,000.
Average receivables per month for Tire Collection and Sale of Crumb (yes, in most cases we are happy to buy the plants production capacity) total about $230,000.
Average outgoings including Machinery repayment total about $135,000.
Total Gross Profit per month = $95,000.
Expensive study? NO
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