58 Municipalities Receive Grants to Collect Scrap Tires

Contact: Aaron Hiday, MDEQ Sustainable Materials Management Unit, hidaya@michigan.gov, 517-284-6580
Agency: Environmental Quality

March 29, 2017

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced today $587,800 in grants to fund community scrap tire drop-off events and other tire cleanups across the state. These community events will provide affordable, convenient tire recycling opportunities to residents. Additionally, three of the grants will fund the removal of old tire piles at private properties. Other grants will be used to create yearlong collection sites and roadside pickups.
 
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.

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

The full list of grantees includes:

Name

County

Amount

Almont Township

Lapeer

$2,000

Antrim Conservation District

Antrim

$6,200

Arenac Conservation District

Arenac

$8,000

Banks Township

Antrim

$2,200

Bath Charter Township

Clinton

$2,000

Bay County Mosquito Control

Bay

$6,000

Benzie Co. Solid Waste Department

Benzie

$12,000

Breitung Charter Township

Dickinson

$4,000

Burleigh Township

Iosco

$2,000

Burnside Township

Lapeer

$4,000

Burt Township

Cheboygan

$2,000

City of Auburn

Bay

$2,000

City of Battle Creek

Calhoun

$4,000

City of Bay City

Bay

$2,000

City of Iron Mountain

Dickinson

$4,000

City of Manistee

Manistee

$4,000

City of Marquette

Marquette

$4,000

City of Muskegon Heights

Muskegon

$6,000

City of Springfield

Calhoun

$2,000

City of Wakefield & Wakefield Township

Gogebic

$7,000

Crawford County

Crawford

$6,000

Eaton Co. Resource Recovery Department

Eaton

$24,000

Egelston, Moorland & Sullivan Townships

Muskegon

$14,000

Flynn Township

Sanilac

$2,000

Friends of New Troy

Berrien

$6,000

Goodland Township

Lapeer

$2,000

Greater Detroit Resource Recovery Authority

Wayne

$80,000

Greater Lowell Chamber Foundation

Kent

$2,000

Herman Ekkel Property

Newaygo

$10,000

Jackson Co. Conservation District

Jackson

$20,000

Jefferson Township

Hillsdale

$24,200

Kalkaska County

Kalkaska

$4,000

Kent County DPW

Kent

$4,000

Lapeer Township

Lapeer

$2,000

Livingston County DPW

Livingston

$4,000

Middle Branch Township

Osceola

$16,000

Missaukee Conservation District

Missaukee

$6,000

Monroe County

Monroe

$16,000

Montrose Charter Township

Genesee

$4,000

Muskegon County

Muskegon

$24,000

Newaygo County Board of Public Works

Newaygo

$4,000

Newaygo County Road Commission

Newaygo

$2,000

Niles Charter Township

Berrien

$4,000

Northeast Michigan Council of Governments

Alpena

$6,000

Oceana Conservation District

Oceana

$6,000

Otsego Conservation District

Otsego

$2,000

Ravenna Township

Muskegon

$2,000

Recycle Ionia Inc.

Ionia

$2,000

Richland Township

Montcalm

$4,000

Robert Pentz Property

Macomb

$100,000

Saginaw Co. Mosquito Abatement Commission

Saginaw

$12,000

Sagola Township

Dickinson

$2,000

Sarah Johnson Property

Montcalm

$44,000

Schoolcraft Conservation District

Schoolcraft

$2,200

Sherman Township

Newaygo

$2,000

Southwest Michigan Solid Waste Consortium

Various

$30,000

Village of Berrien Springs, Berrien Township, &

     Oronoko Charter Township

Berrien

$6,000

Webber Township

Lake

$2,000

 

 

$587,800

 

Additional contact: Melody Kindraka, MDEQ Public Information Officer, kindrakam1@michigan.gov, 517-284-6716