New Tire Recycling Facility Officially Opens

New Tire Recycling Facility Officially Opens

Today, Coastal Tire Recycling, the province’s new tire recycling facility, officially opened its doors in Conception Bay South. Mayor Darrin Bent was joined by the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Environment and Climate Change; Derm Flynn, Chair, Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB); Charles Bown, CEO, MMSB; and Bev Connell, Director, Coastal Tire Recycling. 

Following a request for proposal process, MMSB contracted Halifax C&D Recycling in 2022, to create a new facility that would recycle used tires into tire-derived aggregate. The new facility will recycle approximately 500,000 tires annually into tire-derived aggregate.

Tire-derived aggregate is an engineered product made by mechanically shredding scrap tires. It is used in a broad range of civil engineering applications, the majority of which occur in the construction industry for applications such as lightweight fill, drainage, and thermal insulation for backfilling. The new facility has been designed to exceed Canadian safety standards for tire facilities and has the capacity to process up to 700 tires an hour into tire-derived aggregate.

This new in-province solution will be beneficial to the environment, helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with transporting tires to out-of-province markets. The new contract will also help stimulate the local economy, providing in-province market opportunities for tire derived aggregate and creating jobs at the new facility.


“As a coastal community with a deep-rooted farming heritage, sustainability is ingrained in our Town’s core values. Conception Bay South’s long-standing commitment to a greener future positions us well to attract new environmentally conscious businesses.  MMSB and Costal Tire Recycling are leaders in that respect, and we are delighted to welcome them to our town.”
Darrin Bent
Mayor, Conception Bay South

“Coastal Tire Recycling is providing us with an in-province recycling solution for used tires in Newfoundland and Labrador. This is a major milestone for waste management in our province. This facility is providing the province with a long-term sustainable recycling solution for used tires, which at the end of the day, has significant environmental and economic benefits. We are very excited to see this facility up and running.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister Responsible for the MMSB

“MMSB is pleased to celebrate this new milestone in the evolution of waste management in Newfoundland and Labrador. This new in-province processing and market solution for used tires provides us with a long-term sustainable recycling solution, which works better for the environment and for our local economy. We have long strived for an in-province solution and are excited to work with Coastal Tire Recycling into the future.”
Derm Flynn
Chair, MMSB Board of Directors

“Coastal Tire Recycling is very pleased to have the opportunity to establish our new processing facility in CBS. We look forward to working with the MMSB and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador to implement a local, sustainable solution for end-of-life tires. We have been very successful in identifying beneficial uses for the processed tires (TDA) and will work with local contractors and developers to find applicable projects in this province.”
Bev Connell
Director, Coastal Tire Recycling


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