used 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 […]

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 […]

Scrap tires pile up in Arkansas as state recycling funds fall short

BY: - August 25, 2022

Arkansas is on the cusp of a big rubber problem. Unusable tires are piling up at tire shops, car dealerships and waste collection sites around the state.  Those black rubber stacks will continue to grow unless state government acts quickly to patch up the program, which recently ran out of money.  The Arkansas Division of […]