Pennsylvania Starts 2003 Grant
Cycle for Waste Tire Program
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection has available $250,000 of grant funding through Act 111 of
2002, which amended the Waste Tire Recycling and Small Business and Household
Pollution Prevention Program Act of 1996 (Act 190) for fiscal year 2002/2003
for the operation of waste tire collection programs in Pennsylvania. The
grants are limited only to counties, local municipalities and non-profit
organizations that sponsor waste tire collection programs.
Only Department approved sponsors are eligible to receive reimbursement
for eligible costs associated with a tire collection grant, a sponsor:
1) must not have contributed, in any manner, to the creation of a non-compliant
waste tire pile;
2) must complete a Waste Tire Collection Application for Registration
and receive approval from the Department to conduct the collection;
3) must conduct a waste tire collection program within the guidelines
established by the Department and set forth in the Waste Tire Collection
Program Application Instructions, and
4) must submit a Waste Tire Collection Program Application for Reimbursement
detailing eligible collection, transportation, management and education
Grant funds are intended for activities directly related to the collection
of waste tires, including collection, transportation, and management costs
as well as contractor mobilization and demobilization fees and associated
educational program and advertising costs. Grants may not be used for
the purchase of equipment or the remediation of waste tire piles.
Grant recipients shall receive reimbursement only for those activities
approved by the Department. No more than 12 tires per participant may
be brought to a collection.
All applicants must complete and submit Waste Tire Collection Program
Application for Registration. The Application for Registration contains
all the materials and instructions necessary for register a waste tire
Copies of these documents are available by contacting the Division of
Waste Minimization and Planning at 717-787-7382.