Scrap tires are unwanted or discarded tires that are not on a vehicle. Abandoned scrap tires are considered a public health nuisance because they become ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes, pose a potential fire risk, and create unsightly nuisances in our environment. Ideally, scrap tires are stored in covered containers or inside buildings until they can be transported to a tire recovery/disposal facility by a registered tire transporter.
Many automobile-related retail facilities generate scrap tires as a result of their business. These facilities are randomly inspected for:
- compliance with operational criteria
- scrap tire management
- maximum storage area
- pile size
- fire contingency plans on site
- mosquito/vector control
- daily logs (recovery facility only)
- shipping paper system
- validity of licensure
Types of Facilities
Class I Scrap Tire Recovery Facility – A scrap tire recovery facility with a permitted daily design input capacity of 200 tons of scrap tires per day or greater.
Class II Scrap Tire Recovery Facility – A scrap tire recovery facility with a registered daily design input capacity of less than 200 tons of scrap tires per day.
Scrap Tire Storage Facility – Any facility where whole scrap tires are stored prior to being transported to another destination (final storage or disposal).
Class I Storage Facility – Permitted capacity of more than 10,000 square feet of effective scrap tire storage no greater than three acres.
Class II Storage Facility – Registered capacity of not greater than 10,000 square feet of effective scrap tire storage.