Grants strengthen Ohio’s scrap
tire recycling efforts
Columbus, OH— A total of $1,451,985 in
Scrap Tire Grants has been awarded to businesses, schools and
communities across the state to support their scrap tire recycling
efforts, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
(ODNR) Division of Recycling & Litter Prevention.
Grants range from $75,000 to $350,000 depending
on the amount of recycled tires being utilized. The organizations
receiving grants have proposed converting manufacturing operations
to accept scrap tire material, expand tire processing, use scrap
tire material in civil engineering projects or develop recycling
related technology for scrap tire material.
“Ohio is a lead innovator in scrap tire
recycling,” said ODNR Director Sam Speck. “Each
year millions of scrap tires that may have taken up valuable
landfill space are finding new life in recycled products. These
scrap tire grants are instrumental in giving communities and
businesses the support they need to creatively reduce tire waste.”
Those eligible for the grants include businesses,
educational institutions, solid waste management districts,
authorities, municipalities and non-profit organizations. Matching
funds were required to be at least equal to the grant amount.
Previous scrap tire grants have been used
to fund various projects, including the creation of tire-derived
fuel to power specially designed industrial boilers.