CONTACT: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Recent DNREC scrap tire drop-off day in Harrington
collected almost 50 tons of tires for recycling
DOVER (Nov. 16, 2015) – Delaware’s Scrap Tire Management Program, administered through DNREC’s Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances, recently sponsored the state’s 17th scrap tire drop-off day, netting almost 50 tons of old and disused tires for recycling. The event held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington was successful in removing almost 4,000 scrap tires from the state’s landscape where they lay as potential health and environmental hazards.
DNREC’s drop-off days, held several times a year throughout the state, offer Delaware residents an opportunity to recycle scrap tires free of charge, helping to reduce the environmental and health hazards associated with piles of scrap tires marring Delaware communities. The program is funded by a fee of $2 per tire on the sale of new tires in the state. The fee is diverted to the Scrap Tire Management Fund, a matching fund and program created to clean up historic scrap tire piles statewide.
Delaware residents may bring up to 10 passenger vehicle or light truck tires for recycling at each scrap tire drop-off day. Since the state's first drop-off day in 2008, the 17 events staged by DNREC have yielded almost 664 tons of tires for recycling and eliminated potential health and environmental hazards associated with discarded tires and tire piles.
For assistance with removing a qualifying scrap tire pile from your property, or for related information about scrap tire management in the state, please visit DNREC’s website at http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/dwhs/Info/Pages/ScrapTire.aspx or contact the Scrap Tire Management Program at 302-739-9403.
Vol. 45, No. 389