The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is providing funds to organize waste tire drop-off events in over 60 communities across the state that would take place both in urban and rural areas.

These events are expected to help locals recycle their scrap tires in an affordable and easy way. It will be possible to create tire collection sites operating for a year and roadside pickups. Moreover, some private companies will also be able to get backing for the waste tire discarding thanks to the grants. The greatest funding is provided to Detroit and is estimated at $150,000.

The grants will be awarded due to the fact that waste tires that are simply dumped in unsanctioned places and on roads posing great fire and health threat. Once tires are recycled, the materials can be used in road paving projects, in gardens and playgrounds as landscape mulch.

To apply, check all grants currently available in Michigan here.

Article by American Recycler.