Tire stockpiles in Midway, Colorado

Tire stockpiles in Midway, Colorado

Today, some American states have vast end-of-life tire accumulations, and government provides stimuli for tire recycling businesses to help stabilize environmental situation. Thus, several new grant programs became available which are designed for tire recycling businesses, who are willing to expand their capacities.  Scrap Tire News provides a description of new grant offerings in U.S.


Colorado is referred to as the state with the largest scrap tire accumulations. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is looking forward to receive proposals for the development and expansion of scrap tire markets in the state. The initiative is sponsored by the Colorado Market Development Fund.

The Department is searching innovative projects which can augment the market size of tire-derived goods in Colorado and adjacent regions. Grant funding is available for:

  • R&D and testing of new and already existing end-of-life tire recycling technologies, recycled rubber applications and goods.
  • Transformation of tire-derived materials (crumb rubber, rubber powder, tire-derived aggregates, tire-derived fuel) into marketable and ready-to-use goods.
  • Performing of tests by independent laboratories or universities.

To apply for a grant, please contact Brian Gaboriau at +1 303 692 2097

North Carolina

The North Carolina Recycling Business Assistance Center (RBAC) announced a call for applications for the 2017 Recycling Business Development Grants. The grant program is intended to reduce solid waste flow to disposal facilities and it aims at finding the ideas for sustainable recovery of precious materials, such as rubber from end-of-life tires, from waste stream of North Carolina.

Grant funding is available for projects which involve collection, processing and end use of materials recovered from waste. Funds can be used for equipment and infrastructure. Increasing the capacity of recycling facilities is considered as a sustainable investment, because it eventually enables to recover more precious materials from waste.

In 2016, New River Tire Recycling received a 30000 USD Business Development Grant. The company used this grant to purchase a briquetter to process tire wires.

To apply for a grant, please contact Wendy Worley at +1 919 707 8136