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Used and Scrap Tire Management

A scrap tire is one that can no longer be used for its original intended purpose. Find out if your used or scrap tire activity is regulated, if you need to register, and how to dispose of tires or report illegal dumping. Regulated activities include scrap tire transportation, storage, processing, recycling, energy recovery from tires, and land reclamation using tires.

In an effort to streamline registration reviews, please submit your scrap tire application by email to tires@tceq.texas.gov.
If your application is larger than 25 MB, you can submit your application via TCEQ’s file transfer protocol server (FTPS) to tires@tceq.texas.gov. For instructions on using the agency’s FTPS, please visit the TCEQ FTPS website .
Please email tires@tceq.texas.gov if you have questions about applying for a scrap tire registration.

HOT Scrap Tire Webinar Feb 09, 2023 - Please use this link to register for the webinar.

This webinar will include presentations covering:

  • helpful scrap tire management guidance documents, including a new model scrap tire ordinance created by the North Central Texas Council of Governments;
  • scrap tire projects funded through the Regional Solid Waste Grants Program;
  • local enforcement options for scrap tire management; and
  • an update on the Texas State University study, “Scrap Tires in the Lower Rio Grande Valley: Searching for Alternatives to Landfilling”.

Registered Scrap Tire Generators, Transporters, and Management Facilities

Active Scrap Tire Registrations

Find registered scrap tire generators, transporters, storage sites, scrap tire facilities including processing or recycling operations, or energy recovery facilities (including thermal decomposition), and land reclamation projects using tires.

Pending Applications

Find information on pending registrations for scrap tire facilities, scrap tire storage sites, and land reclamation projects using tires.

Removing and Disposing of Unwanted or Abandoned Tires

Tire Disposal for the Public

Information on scrap tire disposal options, reporting illegal dumping, and information about landfills that accept tires or tire pieces.

Scrap Tire Resources for Communities, Local Governments, and Businesses

A collection of educational resources for scrap tire handlers and local governments on the proper management and disposal of scrap tires. Opportunities for businesses to clean unauthorized tire sites and repurpose scrap tires. Virtual events, flyers, and more.A collection of educational resources for scrap tire handlers and local governments on the proper management and disposal of scrap tires. Opportunities for businesses to clean unauthorized tire sites and repurpose scrap tires. Virtual events, flyers, and more.

Regulatory Requirements

Regulated Activities

Registration, application and other requirements for scrap tire generators; transporters; storage sites; facilities including processing or recycling operations, and energy recovery from tires (including thermal decomposition); and land reclamation projects using tires.

Annual Reporting and Report Summaries

Used and scrap tire transporters, storage sites, and facilities that process, recycle, or recover energy from tires must keep records of tire management and transfer using a manifest system, and file annual reports.

Beneficial Use Projects Using Tires

Find the criteria and guidance for projects utilizing scrap tires for beneficial uses.

Rules for Management of Used or Scrap Tires

  • 30 TAC Chapter 328, Subchapter F Exit the TCEQ

    State rules establishing procedures and requirements for the safe storage, transportation, processing, utilization, and disposal of used or scrap tires or tire pieces.

  • Local Requirements: If you manage used or scrap tires or tire pieces you must also follow all local ordinances and regulations.

Contact the Scrap Tire Program

Please contact the Scrap Tire Program by mail, telephone, or email if you have questions or need more information about used or scrap tire management.