CONTACT: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Recent DNREC scrap tire recycling drop-off day
in Harrington collects almost 60 tons of tires
DOVER (Nov. 18, 2014) – Delaware’s Scrap Tire Management Program, administered through DNREC’s Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances, sponsored its 13th scrap tire drop-off day Nov. 8 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington and netted nearly 60 tons of old and disused tires for recycling. One of the larger totals for a DNREC drop-off day, the event also translated into eliminating almost 4,750 scrap tires from the state’s landscape, where they lay as potential health and environmental hazards.
Drop-off days sponsored by DNREC provide Delaware residents with an opportunity to recycle scrap tires free of charge, helping to reduce the environmental and health hazards associated with piles of scrap tires in our 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 to each scrap tire drop-off day. Since the state's first drop-off day in 2008, the 13 events staged by DNREC have yielded almost 507 tons of tires for recycling with a single-day high of 95 tons.
For assistance with removing a qualifying scrap tire pile from your property, or anything related to 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. 44, No. 403