DEQ awards 65 grants to collect scrap tires

For Immediate Release
January 15, 2019

Contacts:
Kirsten Clemens, Scrap Tire Coordinator, clemensk@michigan.gov, 517-614-7431
Chelsea Lewis, MDEQ Public Information Officer, lewisc21@michigan.gov, 517-284-6717

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced today that it has awarded $983,244 in grants to a total of 65 applicants. These grants will fund 62 community scrap tire drop-off events in both urban and rural communities across the state. Community events provide affordable, convenient, tire recycling opportunities to residents, including creation of yearlong collections sites and roadside pickups. Additionally, three grant projects will support the removal of old tire piles at private properties.

Improperly dumped, scrap tires pose a fire hazard and create mosquito breeding grounds. Recycled scrap tires can be used in asphalt to pave roads, for energy recovery, as landscape mulch in gardens and on playgrounds, and in the manufacturing process as commodity material.

The full list of grantees includes:

GRANTEE

COUNTY

AMOUNT

Alcona County

Alcona

$6,000

Cheshire Township

Allegan

$2,000

Northeast Michigan Council of Governments

Alpena

$6,240

Antrim Conservation District

Antrim

$6,028

Banks Township

Antrim

$2,029

Arenac Conservation District

Arenac

$8,000

Orangeville Township

Barry

$2,000

Bay County Mosquito Control

Bay

$8,000

City of Bay City

Bay

$4,000

Benzie County

Benzie

$8,048

Bath - Clinton Townships

Clinton

$2,000

Greater Detroit Resource Recovery

Detroit

$150,000

Breitung Township

Dickinson

$4,000

City of Iron Mountain

Dickinson

$2,000

City of Kingsford

Dickinson

$8,000

City of Norway

Dickinson

$4,000

Norway Township

Dickinson

$4,000

Eaton County

Eaton

$36,000

Private - JMR Property II LLC

Genesee

$95,000

Grand Traverse County

Grand Traverse

$8,000

Jefferson Township

Hillsdale

$20,000

Calumet Township

Houghton

$4,054

Huron Conservation District

Huron

$8,000

Bunker Hill Township

Ingham

$4,000

Ingham Conservation District

Ingham

$4,000

Ionia County

Ionia

$2,000

Recycle Ionia Inc

Ionia

$2,000

Burleigh Township

Iosco

$2,000

Jackson Conservation District

Jackson

$24,000

Kalkaska County

Kalkaska

$4,000

Kent County

Kent

$16,000

Private - Inman Property

Lake

$6,000

Webber Township

Lake

$2,000

Burnside Township

Lapeer

$4,000

Lapeer Township

Lapeer

$2,000

Marathon Township

Lapeer

$2,000

Leelanau County

Leelanau

$8,736

Lenawee County

Lenawee

$6,000

Cohoctah Township

Livingston

$2,000

Livingston County

Livingston

$6,000

Manistee County

Manistee

$16,000

Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority

Marquette

$40,000

Greendale Township

Midland

$2,000

Midland County Mosquito Control

Midland

$4,000

Missaukee Conservation District

Missaukee

$6,000

Monroe County

Monroe

$16,000

Reynolds Township

Montcalm

$2,000

Richland Township

Montcalm

$4,000

City of Muskegon Heights

Muskegon

$6,000

Muskegon County

Muskegon

$40,000

Ravenna Township

Muskegon

$2,000

Sullivan Township

Muskegon

$2,000

Springfield Township

Oakland

$2,000

Oceana Conservation District

Oceana

$6,009

Mills Township

Ogemaw

$4,000

Superior Watershed Partnership

Ontonagon

$117,600

Middle Branch Township

Osceola

$12,000

Osceola-Lake Conservation District

Osceola-Lake

$6,000

Otsego Conservation District

Otsego

$4,000

Saginaw County Mosquito Control

Saginaw

$10,000

Schoolcraft Conservation District

Schoolcraft

$2,000

Private - Ron Tosch

St. Clair

$87,500

St. Joseph County

St. Joseph

$4,000

Washtenaw County

Washtenaw

$4,000

Southwest Michigan Solid Waste Consortium

Seven Counties

$90,000

TOTAL

$983,244

 

For more information about Michigan’s Scrap Tire Program, visit http://www.michigan.gov/deq/1,1607,7-135-3312_4122---,00.html.

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