Waste tires can become problematic if they are illegally dumped or stored inappropriately, with poorly managed stockpiles potentially creating fire risks and pest problems. The Tasmanian Government is committed to investing in the resource recovery sector and driving the establishment of a circular economy in Tasmania.

The Tasmanian Government is tackling the management of waste tires head-on by launching the Waste Tire Reprocessing Grant Program.

Under the program, the Tasmanian Government will provide up to $3 million to partner with industry to develop a rubber crumbing plant, or provide alternative and sustainable solutions for the recovery of end-of-life tires.

The primary focus of the grant program is to invest in a rubber crumbing plant to produce materials for reuse in road surfacing across Tasmania – using Tasmania’s waste tires, reprocessed in Tasmania, in Tasmanian roads.

Tasmania is well-placed to take advantage of the global shift to circular economies and is committed to developing markets and creating conditions where there is more demand for recycled products.

The Expressions of Interest Guidelines have been released and applications will be accepted from 15 December, closing 30 January 2023.

For more information about the grant program, please follow the link.

Source: TSA.