Hertz, Liberty Tire Launch Tire Recycling Program

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

November 8, 2012

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Hertz, Liberty Tire Launch Tire Recycling Program

Hertz Corp. and Liberty Tire Recycling have launched the first nationwide tire recycling program in the U.S. car rental industry.

The Parkridge, N.J.-based Hertz said in a news release that Liberty Tire Recycling, of Pittsburgh, will collect its used tires, which total 160,000 annually, into a wide range of products, including mulch, mats and playground safety surfacing, railroad tracks and rubberized asphalt.

“We take the next step forward and launch the first zero landfill waste tire program in the industry," said Mark Frissora, Hertz chairman and CEO.

Liberty Tire is a leading tire recycler in North America, recycling more than 140million tires annually and reclaiming about 1.5 billion pounds of rubber for environmentally friendly products.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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