This page contains additional information on scrap tire management in the states in Region 7:
Waste tires are prohibited from landfills, unless the tires have been processed so that no one piece of tire is greater than 18 inches. To encourage proper disposal and increase beneficial use, Iowa administers three programs:
Waste Tire End Users' Incentives Program -- This program is designed to increase end uses and markets for processed waste tire materials. Eligible end uses include the purchase of tire derived fuel, crumb rubber, or shredded tires for civil engineering uses.
Waste Tire Management County Grant Program -- This program promotes proper management and disposal of waste tires at the local level.
Regents' Tire Derived Fuel Program -- This program awards up to $100,000 annually to each of Iowa's three state universities to subsidize any additional costs associated with using tire derived fuel as a fuel supplement or alternative source of energy for generating heat and electricity.
For additional information on scrap tire management in Iowa, visit Iowa's tire management Website.
The Kansas waste tire program requires waste tire collectors, processors, and transporters to be permitted. The state also promotes beneficial uses of scrap tireswhole tires may be used as part of landfill leachate collection systems, and cut tire chips may be used as daily landfill cover material. Other beneficial uses must be approved in writing by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
The state of Kansas also established a Waste Tire Management Fund in 1990 to provide grants to cities and counties for scrap tire recycling, management, collection, and disposal operations and to enforce laws relating to collection and disposal fees.
For additional information on scrap tire management in Kansas, visit Kansas waste tire permitting Website.
All waste tire activities in Missouri are conducted with the revenue generated by a 50-cent fee on purchases of new tires. Currently, the 50-cent fee is distributed as follows: 65% for tire site clean-ups; 25% for administration; 5% to educational programs and curriculum on solid waste management; and 5% for grants. The state also strives to create a level playing field for all industry members through permitting, inspection, and enforcement efforts.
For additional information on scrap tire management in Missouri, visit Missouri's tire management Website.
Nebraska's scrap tire management program regulates collectors and haulers of scrap tires. Through the annual reports and inspection activities, the program ensures that tires are stored properly and that financial assistance funds are available for clean-up in the event that a collection site is abandoned.
Compliance assistance is an important aspect of Nebraska's program. Outreach includes responding to telephone inquiries, letters, and contacts from other states; developing guidance documents; conducting site visits; and providing technical advice. The state has developed guidance documents to explain the proper use of scrap tires for blow-out and bank stabilization, and for proper use of scrap tire bales. Direct financial assistance is also available through the Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentives Grant which is funded by a $1 tire fee collected on the sale of new tires.
For additional information on scrap tire management in Nebraska, visit Nebraska's tire management Website.