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Published on September 1st, 2009 | by Jeff Kart


One of World's Largest Tire Dumps To Be Recycled

September 1st, 2009 by  


Magnum D’Or Resources Inc., a rubber recycling company, now owns one of the world’s largest tire landfills in Hudson, Colorado. But they’re not going to just leave it there. Old tires are bad because they breed mosquitoes, and a tire fire will burn for months.

The company plans to operate the 120-acre facility under the banner of “Magnum Recycling USA.”

Colorado, known for its Rocky Mountains, also is home to a third of the whole waste tires in the United States. The landfill the company has acquired is home to more than 30 million old tires piled there over more than 25 years.

Magnum uses a proprietary “GREEN’ technology that “provides a unique solution to all of the challenges in the disposal of stockpiles of scrap tires and rubber scrap,” company officials say.


The company has a 100,000-square-foot facility in Quebec and holds more than $130 million in open contracts for the production of rubber nuggets and buffing.

Magnum’s next-generation solutions reportedly involve “reactivated ambient/cryogenic rubber powders for the global market.” Company leaders promise more announcements soon about their plans.

(Image credit: Collage of images from Magnum). 

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is typing about issues in the Great Lakes, from advanced biofuels to zero-emission vehicles. Jeff is an environmental journalist and social media evangelist based in Michigan, where the summers are short, the winters are cold, and the stories are plentiful.

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