EGLE awards 70 grants to communities to collect and recycle scrap tires

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 13, 2021
EGLE Media Office, EGLE-Assist@Michigan.gov, 517-284-9278
Kirsten Clemens, Program Coordinator, EGLE-ScrapTire@Michigan.gov, 517-614-7431

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced today that it has awarded $770,936 in grants to fund 59 community scrap tire drop-off events and other tire cleanups in 72 counties across the state.  Community events provide affordable and convenient tire recycling opportunities to residents, including the creation of yearlong collections sites and roadside pickups.  Additionally, 11 grant projects will fund 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, as mulch in gardens and playgrounds, and in manufacturing processes.

The full list of grantees includes:

GRANTEE NAME

COUNTY

TOTAL

 

EATON COUNTY RESOURCE RECOVERY

3 COUNTIES*

$12,000

 

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN SOLID WASTE CONSORTIUM

7 COUNTIES**

$50,000

 

SUPERIOR WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP

ENTIRE U. P.***

$62,000

 

ALGER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

ALGER

$4,000

 

CHESHIRE TOWNSHIP

ALLEGAN

$2,000

 

GANGES TOWNSHIP

ALLEGAN

$2,000

 

PRIVATE PROPERTY - FENNVILLE

ALLEGAN

$8,000

 

PRIVATE PROPERTY - GRAND JUNCTION

ALLEGAN

$8,000

 

NORTHEAST MI COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

ALPENA

$8,340

 

BANKS TOWNSHIP

ANTRIM

$2,041

 

ANTRIM CONSERVATION DISTRICT

ANTRIM

$6,150

 

ARENAC CONSERVATION DISTRICT

ARENAC

$6,000

 

PRIVATE PROPERTY - STANDISH

ARENAC

$16,000

 

KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY

BARAGA

$4,000

 

ORANGEVILLE TOWNSHIP

BARRY

$2,000

 

BENZIE COUNTY SOLID WASTE DEPT

BENZIE

$6,020

 

BENTON TOWNSHIP

CHEYBOYGAN

$4,000

 

SAULT STE MARIE, CITY OF

CHIPPEWA

$10,856.

 

CHIPPEWA COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION

CHIPPEWA

$38,624

 

CLARE COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT

CLARE

$4,000

 

BREITUNG TOWNSHIP

DICKINSON

$4,000

 

NORWAY TWP., NORWAY, BREITUNG, KINGSFORD, IRON MTN

DICKINSON

$4,000

 

VERMONTVILLE, VILLAGE OF

EATON

$2,000

 

PRIVATE PROPERTY - FLINT

GENESEE

$2,000

 

FLINT, CITY OF

GENESEE

$10,000

 

PRIVATE PROPERTY - FLINT

GENESEE

$12,000

 

WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP

GR TRAVERSE

$2,079

 

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY RESOURCE RECOVER DEPT

GR TRAVERSE

$7,000

 

EMERSON TOWNSHIP

GRATIOT

$4,000

 

INGHAM TOWNSHIP / VILLAGE OF DANSVILLE

INGHAM

$4,000

 

IONIA CONSERVATION DISTRICT

IONIA

$2,022

 

AuSABLE TOWNSHIP

IOSCO

$2,000

 

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP

IOSCO

$8,000

 

PRIVATE PROPERTY - JACKSON

JACKSON

$8,000

 

JACKSON CONSERVATION DISTRICT

JACKSON

$24,000

 

CHARLESTON TOWNSHIP

KALAMAZOO

$2,000

 

KALKASKA COUNTY RECYCLING CENTER

KALKASKA

$4,000

 

KENT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

KENT

$6,000

 

NEWKIRK TOWNSHIP

LAKE

$2,000

 

WEBBER TOWNSHIP

LAKE

$2,000

 

BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP

LAPEER

$2,000

 

GOODLAND TOWNSHIP

LAPEER

$2,000

 

LAPEER TOWNSHIP

LAPEER

$2,000

 

ELBA TOWNSHIP & ALMONT TOWNSHIP

LAPEER

$3,000

 

PRIVATE PROPERTY - LAPEER

LAPEER

$10,000

 

LEELANAU COUNTY

LEELANAU

$4,200

 

COHOCTAH TOWNSHIP

LIVINGSTON

$2,000

 

PRIVATE PROPERTY - HOWELL

LIVINGSTON

$6,000

 

LIVINGSTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

LIVINGSTON

$8,000

 

PRIVATE PROPERTY - CLINTON TOWNSHIP

MACOMB

$28,000

 

LEE TOWNSHIP

MIDLAND

$2,000

 

MIDLAND COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL

MIDLAND

$2,000

 

MIDDLE BRANCH TOWNSHIP

MIDLAND

$10,000

 

MISSAUKEE CONSERVATION DISTRICT

MISSAUKEE

$14,000

 

LONDON TOWNSHIP

MONROE

$4,000

 

MONTCALM CONSERVATION DISTRICT

MONTCALM

$8,000

 

RAVENNA TOWNSHIP

MUSKEGON

$2,000

 

SULLIVAN TOWNSHIP

MUSKEGON

$2,000

 

NEWAYGO COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION

NEWAYGO

$2,040

 

NEWAYGO COUNTY BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

NEWAYGO

$8,000

 

MILLS TOWNSHIP

OGEMAW

$4,000

 

MIDDLE BRANCH TOWNSHIP

OSCEOLA

$10,000

 

OTSEGO CONSERVATION DISTRICT

OTSEGO

$4,138

 

PRIVATE PROPERTY - ONAWAY

PRESQUE ISLE

$8,316

 

BRIDGEPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP

SAGINAW

$4,000

 

SAGINAW CONSERVATION DISTRICT

SAGINAW

$6,000

 

ST JOSEPH COUNTY

ST JOSEPH

$4,000

 

TUSCOLA COUNTY RECYCLING

TUSCOLA

$16,000

 

WASHTENAW COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS

WASHTENAW

$10,000

 

PRIVATE PROPERTY - ROMULUS

WAYNE

$56,000

 

GREATER DETROIT RESOURCE RECOVERY

WAYNE

$170,000

 

TOTAL:

$770,936

 

*EATON PARTNERSHIP COVERS: BARRY, EATON & CLINTON COUNTIES

**SWMSWC COVERS: ALLEGAN, BERRIEN, BRANCH, CALHOUN, CASS, ST JOSEPH & VAN BUREN

***SUPERIOR WATERSHED COVERS: THE ENTIRE UPPER PENINSULA

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

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