Tyres

We have a large national coverage for tyre collection throughout the UK and currently have capacity to transform over 30% of the country’s waste tryes into an energy source. With processing hubs based in Scotland, Birmingham, Manchester and Wales, Sapphire delivers a sustainable solution to the UK’s tyre distributors at a cost-effective price.

If you have a supply of used tyres we will happily arrange a collection schedule to suit your business operations.

Used tyres are largely unsafe so distributors have responded very positively to our market offering to dispose of them securely and permanently. Sapphire has worked hard to build an excellent reputation and we pride ourselves on an unprecedented level of service and professionalism and we are very proud to have had our environmental performance recognised by the National Tyre Distributors’ Association.

Working together we can help to reduce CO2 emissions in manufacture.

Most of the tyres we process are used in the production of cement. The manufacturing process is perfectly suited to use tyres as they are consumed at temperatures in excess of 800ºC. Every element of the tyre is absorbed within the process leaving no residual waste.

Did you know

Our tyre collection and recycling operations reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of around 67,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.


Sapphire operates to the highest of standards in environment, health and safety, and business ethics. In addition to the legislative compliance requirements as a waste carrier and waste management licensed site operator, Sapphire operates to the highest standards available to UK industry:

  • Quality Management – ISO9001
  • Environmental Management – ISO14001 & EMAS
  • Health and Safety – OHSAS18001
  • Tyre Recovery Association – audited under the Responsible Recycler SchemeHSAS18001

Using end of life tyres to generate energy results in a better CO2 balance than the incineration of fossil fuels.
Sapphire are members of TyreSafe and the Tyre Recovery Association.

For more information call Sapphire on 08452 60 20 40