Tyre Recycling Waikato

Turning black into green

Each year, NZ needs to find a home for more than 4.5 million used tyres – or more than 10,000 tyres every day that need recycling or re-use. There is a problem, and Tyre Recycling Waikato was established to help find solutions. Locally owned and operated in Hamilton and with over 30 years of industry knowledge, Tyre Recycling Waikato (TRW) is part of a national and global initiative to find improved and ecological solutions for the increasing number of old car, truck, bus, motorcycle and trailer end-of-life tyres.

New tyre stores, mechanical workshops, car importers, wrecking yards, vehicle compliancers and many other outlets are the source for thousands of old tyres every day, and it’s TRW’s mission to help find and establish long-term sustainable solutions. As part of the NZ Tyre Recyclers And Collectors Association (NZ TRACA), TRW is a proactive member working with the organisation - and fellow members - towards the principal objectives of being environmentally safe and sound.

We are always searching for better answers, and improved ways of turning black into green, so if you have uses for old tyres, ideas for re-use or would like free tyres for any responsible use, contact us.

We are a drop of point for tyres, please contact us for disposal!

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Needing some tyres to cover your silage stack? Tyre Recycling Waikato will deliver car tyres for free to any farm in the Greater Waikato area! Contact us today to get a booking.


More and more vehicles appear on NZ roads every year, which also means there are more tyres being used and disposed. And when you buy new tyres, where do the old tyres go? It’s something seldom considered by the average consumer, but a huge problem for our ecosystem, and for current and future generations. In Europe, more than 80 percent of old tyres are processed for reuse or recycling via the Responsible Recycler Scheme, and since 2006, EU rules have banned the disposal of tyres in landfill sites.

  • Transfer stations will no longer except tyres for landfill. Disposal Fee applies per tyre. 


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Tyre Uses

Through recycling and reuse, there are many ways end-of-life tyres can become useful and effective. From grounding for children’s playgrounds, artificial turf and athletics fields, rubberised roads that help reduce road noise by 25 percent, to retaining walls for construction, racetrack safety barriers, grain silage and commercial and private uses. If you’ve got an idea for old tyres, or would like free tyres for your own art, design or sculpting project, contact Tyre Recycling Waikato.