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FAQ: Scrap Tires
FAQ: Scrap Tires
It is illegal to dispose of whole motor vehicle tires in Michigan landfills.
The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy's (EGLE) Scrap Tire Program is responsible for overseeing the handling of scrap tires generated in Michigan, cleaning up existing scrap tire piles of 500 or more tires, and expanding the reuse and recycling of scrap tires.
How do I find someone to help get rid of my scrap tires?
What are the most common scrap tire violations EGLE observes?
Visit our Common Scrap Tire Violations web page to find the most common scrap tire violations.
The scrap tire requirements are found in Part 169, Scrap Tires, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (NREPA).
If you are looking for specific information about a facility's compliance history, contact the EGLE District Office that oversees the area where the facility is located. Go to the Scrap Tire Program for scrap tire regulations, collection site and hauler lists, and other information.
Where can I find funding for recycling scrap tires?
The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is announcing the availability of grant applications for the fiscal year 2020 Scrap Tire Market Development Program (Program), authorized by Part 169, Scrap Tires, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. Grant funding will be available for advancing the use of scrap tires in Michigan.
Visit Scrap Tire Market Development & Law Enforcement Grant Program for more information.
Where can I find funding for recycling tires?
Market development grants are available annually for projects that will result in increased markets for the use of scrap tires in new products. For more details, please see the Scrap Tire Market Development Website.
Where can I find funding to clean-up tire piles in my community?
Scrap tire grants are available annually to assist property owners and local units of government with the proper removal of abandoned scrap tires and scrap tires at collection sites. For more details, please see the Scrap Tire Clean-up Grants Website.