Certified disposal of used tires - A working group in the Federal Association of Tire Trade and Vulcanization Crafts eV

We accept your old tires!

Use the form below to submit a disposal request for used tires or to purchase used tires and casings.
Your request will be processed quickly and competently by our certified partners.

Note: The mandatory field is marked. All other fields are voluntary information. Your data will only be collected and stored electronically for the strict purpose of processing and answering your request. Information on data processing can be found here: Privacy.

What is ZARE?

The ZARE initiative brings together renowned and reputable old tire disposal companies and tire recyclers and retreaders with a high sense of responsibility. ZARE stands for "Certified Old Tire Disposal Companies". Old tire disposal companies that belong to this initiative ensure that old tires are disposed of professionally and in an environmentally friendly manner.


Whether car workshops, car dealerships, forwarding agents or municipalities - they all see themselves confronted with the disposal of used tires on a daily basis (used tire recycling). The partners of the ZARE initiative support you and make your work easier - nationwide! Click on one of the partner logos for more information.

With ZARE for the environment

The scrap tire disposal company ZARE initiative sort the worn tires and direct them to the appropriate recycling method. Both ZARE partners is only disposed of professionally and in an environmentally friendly manner - the quality of the certified waste tire disposal company is regularly checked through audits and guarantees responsible recycling. Nationwide, the 19 ZARE partner different recycling routes and thus cover the wide range of recycling options.

Used tires that are not completely worn out or treaded tires are very suitable for export to other countries. After a quality check has taken place and a roadworthiness check has been carried out, these tires are exported abroad and driven on there.

Tires that cannot be reused are shredded, sorted into cars and commercial vehicles and broken up into pieces about the size of a hand.

The shredded used tires are separated into their three main raw materials rubber, textile and metal and processed into granulate by a combination of cutting, tearing and crushing.

During fine grinding, rubber powder is produced from the pure rubber granules and ground to the desired size. This takes place in special fine grinding plants. The grit can be chosen; from 0,4 to 0,8 mm.

The fine powder obtained is used as a raw material for various rubber items. For example, it is also used as an admixture for rubber-modified asphalt. The fine grain makes it ideal for adding to new rubber products. The industry has high requirements for recycled rubber: it must be completely pure and uniform in order to be reused.

Used tires and all types of rubber waste are collected and sorted according to the most varied of reuse options.