EGLE awards 77 grants to collect and recycle scrap tires

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 31, 2019
EGLE Media Office, EGLE-Assist@Michigan.gov, 517-284-9278
Kirsten Clemens, Scrap Tire Program Coordinator, ClemensK@Michigan.gov, 517-614-7431

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced today that it has awarded $1,277,351 in grants to fund 72 community scrap tire drop-off events and other tire cleanups across the state. Additionally, five grant projects will fund the removal of old tire piles at private properties.

Community events provide affordable, convenient, tire recycling opportunities to residents, including the creation of 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 playgrounds, and in manufacturing processes.

The full list of grantees includes:

COUNTY

GRANTEE

AMOUNT

All Upper Peninsula Counties

Superior Watershed Partnership

70,000

Eaton, Barry, Ingham, Clinton

Eaton County Resource Recovery

22,000

Allegan, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Branch

Southwest Michigan Solid Waste Consortium

94,000

Alcona

Alcona County

4,000

Alger

Mathias Township

2,000

Allegan

Lee Township

24,000

Alpena

Northeast Michigan Council of Governments

6,255

Arenac

Arenac Conservation District

8,000

Baraga

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

4,000

Barry

Kevin VanDyke

2,000

Bay

Bay County Mosquito Control

8,000

Bay

City of Bay City

4,000

Benzie

Benzie County Solid Waste Department

8,032

Charlevoix

Charlevoix County

11,444

Charlevoix

Wilson Township

4,044

Chippewa

City of Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation

4,334

Clare

Clare County Conservation District

8,000

Clinton

Bath Charter Township

2,000

Crawford

Crawford County

6,108

Dickinson

Norway Township

22,000

Eaton

Sharon Anne and Gerald Pierce Trust

36,000

Emmet

Emmet County Department of Public Works

14,550

Genesee

Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission

10,000

Grand Traverse

Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery Department

8,000

Gratiot

Seville Township

2,000

Hillsdale

Hillsdale Conservation District

50,000

Huron

Huron Conservation District

8,000

Ingham

Bunkerhill Township

4,000

Ionia

Ionia Conservation District

4,000

Iosco

Burleigh Township

2,000

Iron

City of Iron River

2,000

Jackson

Jackson County Conservation District

28,000

Jackson

Mark Lee DeRossett

6,000

Kalkaska

Kalkaska County Recycling Center

4,000

Lake

Burtis Myers Property

36,000

Lapeer

Burnside Township

4,000

Lapeer

Elba Township

4,000

Lapeer

Goodland Township

2,000

Lapeer

Marathon Township

2,000

Leelanau

Leelanau County

4,216

Lenawee

Lenawee County

6,000

Livingston

Livingston County

10,000

Manistee

Manistee County

12,000

Marquette

Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority

65,000

Mecosta

Mecosta County

200,000

Midland

Midland County Mosquito Control

4,000

Missaukee

Missaukee Conservation District

14,000

Monroe

Monroe County

20,000

Montcalm

Montcalm Conservation District

4,000

Montcalm

Reynolds Township

6,000

Montcalm

Richland Township

6,000

Muskegon

City of Muskegon Heights

6,000

Muskegon

Muskegon County

56,376

Muskegon

Ravenna Township

2,000

Muskegon

Sullivan Township

2,000

Newaygo

Newaygo County Board of Public Works

8,152

Oceana

Oceana Conservation District

6,042

Ogemaw

Mills Township

4,000

Osceola

Middle Branch Township

16,000

Osceola-Lake

Osceola-Lake Conservation District

4,000

Otsego

Otsego Conservation District

8,166

Ottawa

Ottawa Conservation District

8,000

Ottawa

Ottawa County

14,500

Presque Isle

Presque Isle Conservation District

4,132

Saginaw

Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission

10,000

Sanilac

Flynn Township

2,000

Sanilac

Maple Valley Township

4,000

Sanilac

Sanilac County

4,000

Schoolcraft

Schoolcraft County

2,000

St. Clair

Clay Township

2,000

St. Clair

Elizabeth Krantz Trust

8,000

St. Joseph

St. Joseph County

4,000

Tuscola

Tuscola County Recycling

22,000

Tuscola

Watertown Township

2,000

Washtenaw

Washtenaw County Public Works

8,000

Wayne

Greater Detroit Resource Recovery Authority

170,000

Wayne

Sumpter Township

8,000

 

TOTAL:

1,277,351

For more information, call the EGLE’s Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278, or visit Michigan's Scrap Tire Program: Michigan.gov/ScrapTires.

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