The Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant is available for property owners to clean up old or abandoned scrap tire piles. MDEQ will give priority to collection sites where tires were accumulated prior to Jan. 1, 1991, as well as collection sites that pose an imminent threat to public health, safety, welfare, or the environment. Local units of government and non-profit organizations are also eligible for funding for cleanup days and roadside cleanup grants. Priority in these grants will be given to entities that have never received funding and those that provide the most accessibility to proper disposal of scrap tires.
The Market Development Grant is available for projects that demonstrate new or increased uses of scrap tires in manufactured products. MDEQ will prioritize proposals based on the amount of scrap tire material to be used in developing the project or product, demonstration of a new use of scrap tire material, and demonstration of a viable market for the proposed product.
These grants will be available to reimburse up to 50 percent of the cost of purchasing scrap tires. Grants are also available to reimburse up to 50 percent of the cost of purchasing equipment and/or for research and development to provide for a new or increased use for scrap tires.