A picture of Tire Derived Aggregate produced by Patriot Recycling.

Tire Derived Aggregate

Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA) consists of scrap tires cut into pieces that have a basic geometrical shape that vary in sizes between 2 inches and 12 inches, and are intended for use in civil engineering applications. TDA has been gaining popularity in many application over gravel because of its: Lightweight (with 1/3 of gravel), thermal insulation (8 times better than gravel), drainage (10 times better than gravel), and low cost. TDA is comparable in price to gravel per ton but contains three times the volume.

A picture of Tire Derived Fuel produced by Patriot Recycling.

Tire Derived Fuel

Tire Derived Fuel (TDF) can be used as a substitute energy source for coal, oil, and natural gas. TDF is used in cement kilns, power plants, and pulp and paper mills around the world. When used as an alternative fuel, TDF produces 25% more energy than coal – generating up to 15,000 BTU/lb, and is cleaner than coal with emissions lower than most coals; particularly high sulfur.

Crumb Rubber


Patriot Recycling Inc is the recipient of two TDEC grants to put in a crumb rubber line to provide crumb for use in Flexible pavements to be used in state parks in Tennessee as well as for injection molded plastics and asphalt.


Scrap Metal For Recycling

The shredding process generates scrap high tensile steel from the tire’s construction that can be recycled due to it’s desirability.

For Quotes contact Danny Baines at dbaines@patriotrecycli.wpengine.com or call at 423-573-1205 ext. 108