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EGLE announces scrap tire cleanup grants

Applications due by Oct. 28 for disposal or reuse

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is pleased to announce the availability of grants that support the cleanup and reuse of scrap tires in Michigan.

When scrap tires are dumped illegally in the environment, they become a fire hazard and a mosquito breeding ground. Through grants, scrap tires can be collected, processed, and used in paving products for roads, manufactured products, and energy production.

The Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant is available for property owners to clean up old or abandoned scrap tire piles. EGLE will give priority to collection sites where tires were accumulated prior to Jan. 1, 1991, as well as collection sites that pose an imminent threat to public health, safety, welfare, or the environment. Local units of government and nonprofit organizations are also eligible for funding for cleanup days and roadside cleanup grants.

Scrap Tire Market Development Grants are available to fund up to 50% of total eligible costs for projects that demonstrate new or increased uses of scrap tires in manufactured products or paving projects. EGLE will prioritize proposals based on the amount of scrap tire material being used in developing the project or product, demonstration of a new use of scrap tire material, and demonstration of a viable market for a proposed product.

To apply for a grant, visit the Scrap Tire website, and select the appropriate link under “Grant Information,” or contact EGLE at EGLE-ScrapTire@Michigan.gov.

EGLE will accept scrap tire grant applications with all supporting documentation received on or before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.

Stay up to date on other EGLE news at Michigan.gov/MIEnvironment.

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