scrap tires

‘Gutted’ tire recycling bill passes on Arkansas Legislature’s final day

BY: - April 7, 2023

After pushback from Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ office, state lawmakers on the final day of session passed a heavily amended bill that originally would have overhauled Arkansas’ failing tire recycling program. Senate Bill 508 gives state tax officials the authority to close businesses that are delinquent on paying the fees they collect for removing used […]

Lawmakers begin deciding how to address Arkansas scrap tire problem

BY: - March 31, 2023

With a week left before they plan to adjourn, Arkansas lawmakers took the first step Friday to addressing problems with the state’s scrap tire recycling program. It became clear last summer after the state’s largest tire recycling facility temporarily shut down that legislative action was needed to fix the underfunded program. On Friday, the Senate […]

Fix for underfunded Arkansas tire recycling program must wait for legislative review

BY: - August 26, 2022

A stop-gap measure to keep Arkansas’ tire recycling program running fell through on Friday, meaning scrap tire piles will keep growing in large sections of the state. A request from the Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality for $1 million from state savings to shore up the Arkansas Used Tire Recycling and Accountability Act Program was […]