DEQ awards 85 grants to collect scrap tires

Agency: Environmental Quality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2018

Contacts: 
Kirsten Clemens, Scrap Tire Coordinator, DEQ, clemensk@michigan.gov, 517-614-7431
Tiffany Brown, DEQ Public Information Officer, brownT22@michigan.gov, 517-284-671

LANSING, MICH.  The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) today announced that it has awarded $1,204,428 in grants to fund 74 community scrap tire drop-off events and other tire cleanups across the state. 

Community events will provide affordable and convenient tire recycling opportunities to residents, including creation of year-long collection sites and roadside pickups.  Additionally, 10 grant projects will fund the removal of old tire piles at private properties.  A law enforcement agency requested funding to help deter dumping of tires, and funding will also be used to reimburse one holdover grant from fiscal year 2017 (Herman Ekkel Property). 

Improperly dumped, scrap tires pose a fire hazard and create mosquito breeding grounds.  Recycled scrap tires can be used in asphalt to pave roads, as mulch in gardens and on playgrounds and in manufacturing processes.

The full list of grantees includes:

APPLICANT

COUNTY

AMOUNT

Antrim Conservation District

Antrim

$6,035

Arenac Conservation District

Arenac

$8,000

Auburn Road LLC

Macomb

$200,000

Banks Township

Antrim

$2,000

Bath Charter Township

Clinton

$3,000

Bay County Mosquito Control

Bay

$8,000

Benzie County Solid Waste Department

Benzie

$8,013

Burleigh Township

Iosco

$2,000

Burnside Township

Sanilac

$3,000

Burtis Myers Property

Lake

$36,000

Charleston Township

Kalamazoo

$2,000

Charlevoix County

Charlevoix

$9,500

Charter Township Of Breitung

Dickinson

$4,000

Cheshire Township

Allegan

$2,000

City of Bay City

Bay

$2,000

City of Iron Mountain

Dickinson

$3,000

City of Ironwood

Gogebic

$4,130

City of Kingsford

Dickinson

$4,000

City of Marquette

Marquette

$8,000

City of Norway

Dickinson

$2,000

Muskegon County

Muskegon

$38,000

Crawford County

Crawford

$6,108

David Wayne Johnson

Hillsdale

$4,000

Delfab, Inc.

Delta

$11,550

Eaton County Resource Recovery

Eaton

$30,000

Emmet County Dpw

Emmet

$20,375

Erie Township Police Department

Monroe

$675

Felch Township

Dickinson

$4,060

Flynn Township

Sanilac

$2,090

Friends Of New Troy

Berrien

$6,000

Goodland Township

Lapeer

$2,000

Greater Detroit Resource Recovery Authority

Wayne

$280,000

Hamilton Township

Clare

$2,000

Henry Senske

Arenac

$14,000

Hillsdale Conservation District

Hillsdale

$40,000

Huron Conservation District

Huron

$4,500

Ingallston Township

Menominee

$4,800

Ingham County Conservation District

Ingham

$4,000

Jackson County Conservation District

Jackson

$22,000

JMR Property II, LLC

Genesee

$14,000

Kalkaska County Recycling Center

Kalkaska

$4,000

Kent County Department Of Public Works

Kent

$6,000

Laird Township

Houghton

$2,005

Lapeer Township

Lapeer

$2,000

Lenawee County

Lenawee

$6,000

Livingston County

Livingston

$6,000

Manistee County

Manistee

$8,000

Maple Valley Township

Montcalm

$4,000

Marenisco Township

Gogebic

$6,012

Mark D. Egner

Genesee

$40,400

Middle Branch Township

Osceola

$20,000

Midland County Mosquito Control

Midland

$4,000

Missaukee Conservation District

Missaukee

$8,000

Monroe County

Monroe

$15,000

Muskegon Heights

Muskegon

$6,000

Newaygo County Board Of Public Works

Newaygo

$4,104

Newaygo County Road Commission

Newaygo

$2,200

Newkirk Township

Lake

$2,000

Northeast Michigan Council Of Governments

Alpena

$6,240

Norway Township

Dickinson

$3,000

Oceana Conservation District

Oceana

$6,042

Orangeville Township

Barry

$4,000

Otsego Conservation District

Otsego

$4,000

Plainfield Township

Iosco

$2,500

Ravenna Township

Muskegon

$2,000

Recycle Alcona County, Inc.

Alcona

$5,000

Reynolds And Pierson Township

Montcalm

$6,000

Richland Township

Montcalm

$4,000

Ron Tosch

St Clair

$62,500

Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission

Saginaw

$10,000

Sagola Township

Dickinson

$3,000

Sands Township

Marquette

$2,000

Schoolcraft County

Schoolcraft

$2,000

Skandia West Branch Joint

Marquette

$4,000

Southwest Michigan Solid Waste Consortium

Various

$44,000

Springfield Township

Oakland

$1,500

Steve Black

Mecosta

$2,000

Sullivan Township

Muskegon

$2,000

Todd A. Quillan

Mason

$18,000

Township Of Elk Rapids

Antrim

$6,000

Township Of Forsyth

Marquette

$8,000

Township Of Marathon

Genesee

$2,000

Waverly Township

Van Buren

$4,000

Webber Township

Lake

$2,000

West Marquette County Sanitation Authority

Marquette

$2,000

Herman Ekkel Property

Newaygo

$13,414

                                                                                     TOTAL

$1,204,428

 

For more information about Michigan’s Scrap Tire Program, visit www.michigan.gov/deq/1,4561,7-135-3312_4122---,00.html.