Common Scrap and Used Tire Questions

  • Where can I find the most recent information about Georgia's Tire Fee?

    Current information about Georgia's Tire Fee can be found on the Georgia Tire Fee Collection 2023 page. This page and the FAQs will be updated as more questions are received, so check back regularly. June 15, 2023

  • How do I apply for a scrap tire generator identification number?

    To begin, go to the GEOS web page and click "Create a new account" on the right side of the page. When creating your account, choose "Responsible Official" for your Account Group and "RO/Owner for Scrap Tire" for your Account Type. Next, you will be able to complete the Retail Tire Dealer/Scrap Tire Generator ID# Application. 

  • How do I get help registering in GEOS?

    For help registering in GEOS, please refer to the appropriate guidance document

  • How do I get help with an application or quarterly report?

    Please email your questions to [email protected] or call EPD at 404-362-2537.

  • How do I know if a tire carrier is permitted by EPD?

    Please see the document " Permitted Tire Carriers ." 

  • How do I know if a scrap tire processor, retreader, sorter, or landfill is permitted or approved by EPD?
  • How do I report a suspected tire dump?

    To report a suspected tire dump, or for other scrap or used tire complaints, please contact the compliance specialist for your county. 

  • What do I do if a tire carrier did not return the manifest within 30 days?

    Please contact the compliance specialist for your county.

  • Is funding available to clean up scrap tires?

    Yes. Local governments and solid waste authorities can apply to the Local Government Scrap Tire Abatement Reimbursement Program which reimburses the local governments the cost of transporting and recycling scrap tires disposed of on right-of-ways, collected at scrap tire day events, or through the cleanups sponsored by a local government. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and awarded first-come, first-served, contingent on funding availability and demand. If you have any questions, call EPD at 404-362-2537 or [email protected].