Local firm starts on Cayman tyre mountain

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GUERNSEY Recycling Group has finally started shredding a mountain of more than half a million tyres in the Cayman Islands.

Cayman-based contractor Island Recycling, an associate company of the Guernsey business, has a $1.25m. contract which it won last year to clear the tyres in a landfill site, known to locals as Mount Trashmore.

Guernsey Recycling has been involved in establishing a one-acre facility at the landfill site, where it has installed machinery imported from the US to process whole tyres into two-inch rubber chips at a rate of one every four or five seconds.

Work started last week, with the site opened by Cayman premier Alden McLaughlin.

A Cayman developer is already taking daily deliveries of tyre-derived aggregate, which will be used in non-load bearing construction, landscaping, drainage works and as a road base.

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