Every year almost 300 million scrap tires are generated in the United States. One of the most beneficial uses involves producing Ground Tire Rubber (GTR) from scrap tires and using the GTR to create Rubber-Modified Asphalt (RMA). RMA has been used in the U.S. since the 1960s, but extensive market adoption is yet to occur, although use of rubber modified asphalt has increased approximately 50% since 2017. Depending on the application, one lane mile can use up to 2,000 scrap tires.

On December 8 from 1 - 4 pm ET, join the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), the Northeast Waste Management Officials Association (NEWMOA) and the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) as they host a webinar to discuss performance, economic and environmental benefits of using rubber modified asphalt. This workshop will:

  • Inform decision makers of the current status of this technology
  • Discuss barriers to its use and the opportunities to overcome them, including lack of specifications, lack of experience in market and how state DOT’s can change regulations to allow the use of rubber modified asphalt

To Register: Email your contact information to John Sheerin.

Video by USTMA.

Wondering if this webinar is for you? The ideal attendee may work in one of the following industries:

  • State DOT pavement engineers, and asphalt contractors
  • State legislative transportation committee staff
  • Transportation planners and associations
  • Asphalt User/Producer Groups and State Asphalt Pavement Association(s), roadbuilders associations
  • Environmental Agencies, the Recycling Community and local recycling associations

Learn more about rubber modified asphalt at ustires.org/rma.


The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S. The association’s 12 member companies operate 57 tire-related manufacturing facilities in 17 states and generate more than $27 billion in annual sales. The industry directly supports more than a quarter million U.S. jobs – totaling almost $20 billion in wages. USTMA advances a sustainable tire manufacturing industry through thought leadership and a commitment to science‐based public policy advocacy. The association’s member company tires make mobility possible. USTMA members are committed to continuous improvement of the performance of their products, workers and consumer safety and environmental stewardship.