The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has made significant gains in addressing scrap tire management issues and reducing the number of unauthorized scrap tires stockpiled in the state. During FY 2016 and 2017, TCEQ’s Regional Solid Waste Grants Program spent $357,895 on the collection, disposal, and recycling of tires.
In 2017, more than 33 million tires were repurposed, and an additional 10.7 million tires went to landfills. Of the scrap or used tires collected, the main end-uses include: tire-derived fuel sources, crumb rubber production, land reclamation projects, other beneficial uses, and other types of recycling.
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