Approximately 5.9 million scrap tires are generated in Maryland every year. Scrap tires, because of their size and shape and associated environmental hazards caused by improper management practices, present both difficult and costly disposal and recycling challenges for the entities responsible for overseeing their management. Maryland’s response to the management of scrap tires is a nationally recognized success story.
Scrap Tires – A Risk to Public Health and the Environment
Scrap tires can:
How You Can Help Reduce Scrap Tire Problems
Purchase retreaded tires! Approximately 400 million gallons of oil are saved each year due to the use of retreaded tires.
Properly maintain tires! This extends wear and increases the chance that they can be retreaded. Some helpful tips are:
To avoid mosquitoes, prevent water accumulation in tires. If you have a tire swing, dock tire bumpers, or tires used to hold down tarps or silage piles, puncture holes in the tires so they won't hold water. You can also purchase environmentally friendly repellents.
For more information on MDE's Scrap Tire Program, please call 410-537-3314.
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230