Delaware’s tire-recycling program a success

    Delaware’s most recent scrap tire drop-off event was a huge success. But no worries if you missed it. There’s another one scheduled for the fall.


    Approximately 7,600 tires were collected at a tire-recycling event held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, saving landfills from the environmental hazards that 95 tons of tires would cause.

    The Delaware Scrap Tire Management 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 that originated to clean up scrap tire piles statewide. Over the past four years, this program has yielded 284 tons of tires in all.

    Another scrap tire drop-off event is tentatively planned for October in the Middletown area.

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