To encourage resource recovery, recycling, and reuse of waste tires, there is a waste tire fee assessed on each new tire sold in the state. Commencing on January 1, 2020, the bill raises the waste tire fee from 55 cents to up to $2.00, as set by the solid and hazardous waste commission by rule, and, on January 1, 2024, reduces it to 55 cents.
The bill also recreates the end users fund, into which fund, on and after January 1, 2020, 75% of the revenue collected from the waste tire fee will be transferred. The fund is used to provide rebates to end users for the processing of waste tires into tire-derived products or fuel. The end users fund and the rebate program are repealed on July 1, 2025.
The bill increases the number of waste tires that an owner or operator of a waste tire monofill is required to process into tire-derived product from 2 to 5.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)