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Can municipalities continue to operate tire collection sites in 2019?
Yes. Although municipalities are not required to register as collectors, used tires from these sites can be used by producers to meet their collection targets, provided they are picked up by a registered hauler and delivered to a registered processor or retreader.
 
To ensure tires continue to be picked up from your sites in 2019, you will need to make sure those sites are included in the collection systems established by tire producers or Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs). Since most producers will work with PROs to establish their collection systems, municipalities should contact one of the registered PROs listed on RPRA’s website to get their sites included. Visit our web page about PROs for more information.
 
If you operate collection sites after December 31, 2018 the sites must accept, at a minimum:
  • Passenger and light truck tires
  • Up to 10 passenger and light truck tires per day from any person
  • Tires with rims.
The site must also be operated and accept tires during normal business hours (i.e., during the hours your site is open to residents).
 
If you choose not to operate a tire collection site, you can redirect residents to a registered collection site. A full list of registered collection sites will be available on RPRA’s website. Should a municipality take the tires to a registered collection site, this does not mean they become a hauler. A hauler must be taking tires to a site for processing, reuse, retreading or disposal.
 

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