Tire Management

Scrap and Used Tire FAQs

Find answers to common questions about scrap and used tires, including how to report an illegal tire dump and how local governments can apply for tire cleanup funds. 

The Tire Management Unit is responsible for enforcing state regulations for scrap tire generators, tire carriers, and scrap tire sorters; conducting compliance inspections; and issuing scrap tire generator identification numbers, used tire dealer identification numbers, tire carrier permits, and tire sorter permits. In addition, the TMU reviews applications for retreaders and out of state points of final disposition for scrap tires.  It also responds to citizen complaints regarding scrap tires and takes enforcement action to ensure illegally dumped tires are removed. The TMU also administers Agricultural Waivers for scrap tire storage limits used for agricultural purposes.

The Recovered Materials Unit issues scrap tire processor permits and waivers for beneficial reuse projects. It also conducts compliance inspections and enforces state regulations for scrap tire processors and manages the Local Government Scrap Tire Abatement Reimbursement Program and state-funded clean up of scrap tire dumps.