Over One Million Used Tires To Face The Shredder

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A tire shredder is to begin its work to shred more than one million used tires that are currently at Cooks Landfill,” the government has announced.

Coming out of Cabinet yesterday, the government said the shredded materials will have to be stored until such time as the Ministry of Works is ready to put the materials to use in road-building and other uses.

According to the state,the high number of vehicles operating in Antigua and Barbuda creates a tire waste-disposal challenge which the NSWMA will begin to address.

Meantime, the Cabinet says in two weeks, or by February 1, 2020, the Police, National Solid Waste Management Authority and other government agencies will begin to sweep the streets of the abandoned cars.

All those who wish to preserve their abandoned vehicles are asked to take notice of this intended sweep and to act accordingly.

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  1. I really thought the tires would be converted to industrial diesel, carbon black and steel (wires) which can be exported. Instead, just shredding them is half the task. Not impressed with tires “moving from the left pocket to the right pocket”.

    • Shredded tire will be mixed with the asphalt for building road and drive ways and parking lots. The road will last longer and will be stronger

  2. Let’s hope that Trevor Walker will not display such stupidity when the shredder is borrowed to carryout the shredding exercise…. Antigua and Barbuda is one nation working towards a common destiny….!!

  3. WELL THE PICTURE IS OF OUR PATENTED RIBBED CUTTERS IN A BADGER SERIES FRAME AND EVEN THOUGH WE PROVIDED DATA ON OUR SHREDDERS WE UNDERSTAND THAT A USED MACHINE WAS PURCHASED TO DO THE TASK AT AN INFLATED PRICE…I HOPE THAT THE GOVERNMENT DID NOT PAY FOR THIS??

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