Tyre recycling with tyre bales for use in construction
Anglo Environmental engineering and construction

Suppliers of Tyre Blocks / Tyre bales / URRO Blocks.


Anglo Environmental are based in Essex, UK, and are a leading force in tyre recycling. We specialise in the production of compressed tyre blocks for use in construction. We have been producing tyre blocks (also known as URRO Blocks or Tyre bales) and pioneering their use for the civil engineering industry in the UK for over 7 years. We were the first supplier of tyre blocks in the UK and our blocks have been used in many successful projects with many proven applications.

We also provide a collection, reclaimation service for the disposal of used tyres. Please contact us for more information/costings for used tyre collection.

Construction using tyre blocks requires no environmental licences.

The tyre blocks (also named URRO blocks or Tyre bales) can be used for a wide range of applications such as:-

  • Landfill cell engineering
  • Road construction over landfill sites
  • Sea and River embankments
  • Aggregate replacement
  • Road sub bases over marginal soil
  • Retaining Walls
  • Gabions and Waterway Control
  • Flood Control
  • Mud Slide and Erosion Control
  • Ground/road surface level Elevation
  • Drainage soakaway on motorways
  • Land reclaimation
  • Dam constrcution
  • Filtration systems
  • French drains
  • Foundations for Race courses / Horse riding arenas / gallops

Some of the main advantages of using tyre blocks in place of conventional materials (such as aggregates, clays and concrete) are:-

  • Lighter weight (30% lighter than soil) and lower earth pressure
  • Greatly improved drainage
  • High load bearing capacity
  • Excellent thermal insulation
  • Pre compressed material
  • Uniform size of block allows for easy building and placement. Examples
  • Use of a recycled material
  • Readily stackable
  • Environmentally safe
  • Substitute for expanded polystyrene (EPS) in construction
  • Low cost
  • Stable over a wide range of temperatures
  • Virtually indestructable

Tyre blocks have been used successfully in many major projects involving road construction, land erosion and wall construction, roads for wind farms, riverbanks, ponds and dam construction. Our clients range from local councils to large or small construction companies alike.

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Stacked tyre blocks ready for shipment.