Maryland's Scrap Tire Program (Authorization Environmental Article 9-228, COMAR 26.04.08)
Ever wonder why you pay a $.80 recycling fee when you buy a tire in Maryland? Funds collected from the tire fee support MDE's Scrap Tire Program that is dedicated to ensuring the cleanup of illegal scrap tire stockpiles and to managing the collection, transportation, recycling, and processing of the scrap tires generated in Maryland. A scrap tire is a tire that can no longer be used for its original purpose. Scrap tires, because of their size, shape and associated environmental hazards, present both difficult and costly disposal and recycling challenges for the entities responsible for overseeing their management.
Consider that the average American family owns two cars with four tires each needing to be replaced every two years. In Maryland, that adds up to almost 5.5 million new scrap tires each year requiring proper disposal. Since the inception of the Scrap Tire Recycling Act, MDE has successfully recovered over 9 million scrap tires from illegal stockpiles. Any person who transports, collects, processes, recycles, disposes, incinerates, or utilizes scrap tires as tire derived fuel will require the appropriate license.
Scrap Tire Problems
Scrap Tire Projects
Scrap Tire Annual Report FY11
Scrap Tire Recycling Facilities and Haulers Listing
Scrap Tire Recycling Markets in Maryland
Scrap Tire Haulers Interested in Providing Hauling Services to the Public
Out-of-State Scrap Tire Haulers Interested in Providing Hauling Services to the Public
Scrap Tire License Applications and Report Forms
Guidance Manual For Engineering Uses of Scrap Tires
Scrap Tire Regulations 26.04.08 (COMAR Online)