Scrap and Used Tires

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 conducts compliance inspections and enforces state regulations for scrap tire generators, used tire dealers, and tire carriers. It also issues scrap and used tire generator identification numbers, tire carrier permits, responds to citizen complaints regarding illegal scrap tire dumps and takes enforcement action to ensure the tires are removed.

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