Michigan DEQ Awards 85 Grants to Collect Scrap Tires

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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 7:19 pm | Updated: 7:21 pm, Sun Mar 25, 2018.

LANSING, MICH. -- The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced that it has awarded $1,204,428 in grants to fund 74 community scrap tire drop-off events and other tire cleanups across the state.

Community events will provide affordable and convenient tire recycling opportunities to residents, including creation of year-long collection sites and roadside pickups. Additionally, 10 grant projects will fund the removal of old tire piles at private properties. A law enforcement agency requested funding to help deter dumping of tires, and funding will also be used to reimburse one holdover grant from fiscal year 2017.

Improperly dumped, scrap tires pose a fire hazard and create mosquito breeding grounds. Recycled scrap tires can be used in asphalt to pave roads, as mulch in gardens and on playgrounds and in manufacturing processes.

SOURCE: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

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