A shredder is a machine designed to cut materials (paper, tire, metal, etc.) into fine particles. The device was introduced to reduce the rate of waste diffusion and burning of tires and re-produce another set of tires for vehicles. Tire shredders are powerful machines designed to cut worn-out and spoilt tires into fragments. On the other hand, Tire Shredding is the process whereby tires that have reached expiration are cut into pieces. These expired tires are mainly from passenger cars, trucks, caterpillars, etc. In rare instances, though, heavy-duty military artillery tires are used. Shredded tires come in different designations in Europe and the U.S.A. Examples include EN 14243:2004 and ASTM D 6270-98.

Methods of shredding tires vary. They include pierce and tear, grinder, strip-cut, and particle-cut. When shredding tires, the method used is usually determined by the purpose and the shape of shreds desired. Shredders are adapted to specific functions and purposes. The paper shredder, for example, is used to cut papers into pieces based on size and shape – thereby reducing the extent to which waste papers will be contained. Tire Shredder, as earlier explained, cut tires into predetermined pieces or fragments for specific uses. Metal shredders cut metals or iron into chunks or slices based on the components needed. Then there is the tree shredder that cuts timber into pieces, and so on.

The following are ways/methods in which Tires Shredders are helpful in societies. These machines are essential in the manufacturing of new tires for motorists. The rate at which new tires are needed for vehicles is becoming alarming. If every expired tire is to be burnt, there will be severe limitations to the availability of new tires for every vehicle on our roads. Also, the tire-shredding machine is helpful in the production of drums and rubber utilities, both for household and industrial uses. On the manufacturing side, it is used in making shoe soles in developing countries.

Most importantly, these machines help reduce the risk of environmental and air pollution. It must be mentioned, too, the job opportunities that the tire-shredding engine provides. Hundreds of thousands of the population who otherwise might be jobless thus have something to do to make a living.