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Scrap Tires

Photo: Pile of tires

There are at least 275 million scrap tires in stockpiles in the US. In addition, approximately 290 million scrap tires were generated in 2003.

Markets now exist for about 80 percent of scrap tires — up from 17 percent in 1990. The states have played a major role in tackling this problem by regulating the hauling, processing, and storage of scrap tires; and by working with industry to recycle and beneficially use scrap tires, through developing markets for the collected scrap tires.

This website provides general information on scrap tires, including:

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