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Tires

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Annual Reporting for Used or Scrap Tire Transporters, Storage Sites, and Facilities

Transporters of used or scrap tires or tire pieces, and operators of scrap tire storage sites and facilities must keep records of used or scrap tire management activities using a manifest system, work orders, invoices or other documentation, and file annual reports.

Annual Reporting Period and Due Date

Annual Reports are based on the calendar year (January 1 to December 31).

HOT Annual reports for calendar year 2021 are due March 1, 2022.

Report Forms

If you are a registered transporter, you will need to submit a transporter annual activity report. If you operate a scrap tire facility or storage site, or both, you will need to submit a facility and storage site combined annual activity report. If you are a registered transporter and operate a facility or storage site (or both), you will need to submit both activity reports.

Submit reports by e-mail to tirerpts@tceq.texas.gov. If you are unable to email reports you may send by mail to Business and Program Services Section, Scrap Tire Management Program, MC 126, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Annual Report

Yes, you must submit an annual report if you have an active registration even if you did not transport, process, or store scrap tires in the last calendar year. Complete Sections 1, 2, and 3 and return the annual report form to the TCEQ. If you are no longer in the business of transporting and/or managing used or scrap tires and would like to cancel your registration, please submit a completed Tire Registration Status Update (form TCEQ-20588).
Your TCEQ Scrap Tire Registration Number can be found on the letter requesting the annual report, by searching the TCEQ Central Registry, or by searching the list of Scrap-Tire-Active-Registrations.xls Microsoft Excel.
You can find your TCEQ regulated entity number and customer number by searching the TCEQ Central Registry.
The formula for converting tire pieces into tons is Total Weight of Tire Pieces (lbs.) / 2,000 = Weight in Tons

TCEQ uses 20 lbs. for passenger tires and 100 lbs. for off-the-road tires.

You may provide a spreadsheet with supplemental information, however the "Column Totals" in the annual report form must be completed for each section.
Due to the agency's transition to teleworking, the TCEQ asks you submit reports by e-mail to tirerpts@tceq.texas.gov. If you are unable to email reports you may send by mail to Business and Program Services Section, Scrap Tire Management Program, MC 126, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087. Please do not fax annual report forms.

Report Summaries

The TCEQ compiles data from annual reports submitted by registered scrap tire transporters and operators of scrap tire storage sites and facilities to obtain information on the scrap tire generation and disposition in the state including the end use market.

Scrap tire annual report summaries are available for the following years:

Rules for Reporting

Contact the Scrap Tire Program

Please contact the Scrap Tire Program if you have questions about scrap tire annual reporting.

Contact Us About Used or Scrap Tire Management

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

Mail

Waste Permits Division, MC 126
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 13087
Austin TX 78711-3087

Telephone

(512) 239-2335

Email

tires@tceq.texas.gov

Disposing of Tires from Your Home or Private Property

Information for households and property owners about disposing of unwanted or abandoned tires.

 

Where can I get rid of tires I have at home?

You may be able to dispose of your own used or scrap tires during a bulky trash collection event sponsored by your local government. A landfill may accept your tires directly, but will usually charge a fee.

Use the municipal solid waste facility map viewer to find landfill locations and phone numbers. Contact the landfill to confirm that it accepts tires for processing or disposal. If you have many tires, you may need to hire a scrap tire transporter to pick them up and haul them to an authorized scrap tire storage, processing, or disposal facility.

Someone has dumped tires on my property. Who do I need to tell?

To report abandoned tires, you can contact local city or county authorities, contact the TCEQ field office for your region, or file a complaint online with the TCEQ.

How do I get rid of tires someone has dumped on my property?

If there are just a few tires, you may be able to dispose of them during a bulky trash collection event sponsored by your local government, or take them to your local landfill. Use the municipal solid waste facility map viewer to find landfill locations and phone numbers. Contact the landfill to confirm that it accepts tires for processing or disposal. If you have many tires, you may need to hire a scrap tire transporter to pick them up and haul them to an authorized scrap tire storage, processing, or disposal facility.

How do I find an authorized transporter that picks up tires in my area?

Follow this link to download a list of Active Used and Scrap Tire Handlers and Facilities in Texas.

How do I report abandoned tires?

Visit our Reporting Abandoned Tires page.

Where can I find rules about used or scrap tires?

Requirements (statutes and rules) for the management of used or scrap tires can be found online in Texas Health and Safety Code 361.112Exit the TCEQ 361.1125Exit the TCEQ 30 TAC 328, Subchapter FExit the TCEQ

Contact the Scrap Tire Program

Please contact the Scrap Tire Program if you have other questions about disposing of tires.

Land Reclamation Projects Using Tires

You must register with the TCEQ if you use tire pieces to fill, improve, or reclaim already excavated or disturbed land for the purpose of restoring the land to its approximate natural grade.

 

General Information

Your Land Reclamation Project Using Tires (LRPUT) may fill, rehabilitate, improve, or restore already excavated, deteriorated, or disturbed land, using no more than 50 percent by volume of tire pieces along with inert fill materials, to restore the land to its approximate natural grade and to prepare or reclaim the land for reuse.

Split, quarter or shred all tires used to fill land  and do not place whole tires below ground. Cover completed projects with 18 inches of clean soil.

Additional registrations may be required for transporting, processing, or storing tires for the project.

How to Apply for a LRPUT Registration

Forms to apply for a registration, or update your status or contact information:

  • application/pdfRegistration Application (form TCEQ-10297l) Adobe
Acrobat PDF Document
    The owner or operator must submit this form and affidavit with a complete application, certifying that the proposed project complies with rule requirements.
  • Core Data Form (form TCEQ-10400) Adobe
Acrobat PDF Document
    Submit a completed Core Data Form with your notification.
  • application/pdfTire Registration Status Update (form TCEQ-20588) Adobe  Acrobat PDF Document
    Submit if your tire management methods have changed, or if your contact information has changed.

LRPUT Rules

Contact the Scrap Tire Program

Please contact the Scrap Tire Program if you have questions about LRPUTs.

Managing Used and Scrap Tires: Regulated Activities and Requirements

Find regulatory and application requirements for scrap tire generators, transporters, and storage sites; scrap tire facilities including energy recovery from tires, recycling, processing, and thermal decomposition operations; and for using tires in land reclamation projects.

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Reporting Abandoned Tires

Who to notify and how to file an online complaint about abandoned tires.

Tires left near roadways, riverbanks, open fields, or residences can create safety, environmental, and health hazards. For example, tires can pose a fire hazard and provide a habitat for disease causing vectors.

If you notice tires that are improperly disposed of or abandoned, report the location and other details to your local city or county authorities with jurisdiction in the area.

You can also contact the TCEQ regional field office for your area, or file a complaint online with the TCEQ.

Find information about disposing of tires from your residence or property.

Contact the Scrap Tire Program

Please contact the Scrap Tire Program if you have questions about abandoned tires.

Requirements for Scrap Tire Facilities

You may need to register with the TCEQ if your scrap tire facility operations include energy recovery from tires, thermal decomposition, recycling, or processing. Processing includes activities such as cutting, grinding, shredding, baling, crushing, splitting, and recapping or retreading. Your facility may also need to register as a storage site if you exceed certain quantity thresholds.

 

General Requirements

  • Apply for a Scrap Tire Facility registration and obtain TCEQ authorization before starting operations.
  • Store no more than the limits authorized in your registration.
  • Allow only registered scrap tire transporters to remove used or scrap tires or tire pieces.
  • Provide notification of proposed project to local authorities, including:
    • the county judge, fire authority and regional council of government; and
    • the mayor if your facility is within the city limits or its extraterritorial jurisdiction.
  • Provide your own fire-fighting personnel or system to comply with local fire and building codes, if you don’t make arrangements with public or private emergency response personnel.
  • Monitor tire stockpiles for vectors and apply vector control measures as needed, but not less than every two weeks.
  • Avoid creating a nuisance or disturbing adjacent landowners when operating vehicles and equipment.
  • Submit timely annual reports to the TCEQ detailing tire management activity for the calendar year.

How to Apply for a Scrap Tire Facility Registration

Forms to apply for a registration, or update your status or contact information:

Storage Limits

As a scrap tire facility you are limited to the storage limits listed below. If you exceed these limits, you must also register as a scrap tire storage site.

  • If your facility is solely a scrap tire processing facility with no recycling or energy recovery conducted on-site you can store:
    • 500 used or scrap tires on the ground, or 2,000 used or scrap tires in trailers; or
  • If your facility recycles tires on-site or uses tires for energy recovery you can store:
    • no more than an approved 30-day supply of tires (as defined in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code,  328.53(1))Exit the TCEQ

Both tire limits apply to weight equivalent tire pieces or any combination thereof.

Recordkeeping and Reporting

  • application/pdfTire Manifest
    You must track tires transported to and from your scrap tire facility using a manifest.
  • Annual Report Forms
    Report your scrap tire management activity for the calendar year including the number and type of scrap tires received; the amount by weight of tires processed, recycled, or used for energy recovery; the amount of tire pieces removed from the facility; and identify the delivery point and end-user.

Rules for Scrap Tire Facilities

  • 30 TAC 328.63Exit the TCEQ
    State rules establishing standards and requirements for used or scrap tire facilities.
  • 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 if you have questions about scrap tire facilities.

Requirements for Used or Scrap Tire Transporters

Transporters collect and transport used or scrap tires or tire pieces for storage, processing, recycling, or energy recovery. All transporters, with a few exceptions, must register with the TCEQ.

 

 

Exemptions from Registration

You may be exempt from the transporter registration requirement if you:

  • Are a generator hauling your own tires between your own business locations or to an authorized facility.
  • Use vehicles owned and operated by a municipality, county, or other government entity or agency and haul to an authorized facility or to a facility used by a local or other government entity or agency.
  • Collect and transport used or defective tires that are being shipped back to the manufacturer or manufacturer's representative for adjustment (generators must retain written records of the shipments for three years indicating the shipment date, destination, and the number of tires in each shipment).
  • Are a registered on-site sewage facility installer transporting tires for construction of an on-site sewage disposal system.
  • Use vehicles engaged in municipal solid waste collection or commercial route collection, in which incidental loads of used or scrap tires or tire pieces are transported to a landfill, transfer station, or other collection point for proper handling.
  • Collect and transport tires for retreading and recapping that will be returned to the customer.
  • Transport tires that do not originate in or end up in Texas.

General Requirements

You are not authorized to store or stockpile tires (unless you also register as a tire storage facility).

The following requirements apply to transporters of used or scrap tires or tire pieces:

  • Obtain a registration from the TCEQ before collecting tires.
  • Haul used or scrap tires to an authorized facility such as a permitted landfill or a registered scrap-tire facility.
  • Submit an annual report to the TCEQ detailing the number and type of tires collected from each generator and the number delivered to each authorized facility.
  • Maintain records using a manifest system, and notify the generator of any changes to a manifest.
  • Operate your vehicles, including trailers, safely and mark them on both sides and the rear using numbers and letters at least two inches tall, identifying the name and location of the business and the TCEQ registration number.
  • Requirements for Used and Scrap Tire Transporters (RG-510) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
    Quick-reference sheet for transporters 

How to Apply for a Scrap Tire Transporter Registration

Forms to apply for a registration, or update your status or contact information:

Recordkeeping and Reporting

  • application/pdfTire Manifest
    The movement and disposition of used or scrap tires must be tracked with a manifest.
  • Annual Report
    Transporters of used or scrap tires must file annual reports.

Tire Transporter Rules

  • 30 TAC Chapter 328, 328.57Exit the TCEQ
    State rules establishing procedures and requirements for used or scrap tire transporters.
  • 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 if you have questions about transporting used or scrap tires.

Requirements for Used or Scrap Tire Generators

Tire retailers, automotive dismantlers, fleet operators, wholesalers, manufacturers, and recappers or retreaders must register with the TCEQ as generators if on-site storage exceeds certain thresholds.

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Requirements for Used or Scrap Tire Storage

You must register with the TCEQ if your used or scrap tire storage site stores more than 500 used or scrap tires on the ground, or more than 2,000 in enclosed and lockable containers.

 

General Requirements

Your storage site is required to register, provide financial assurance for closure costs, and provide notice to the general public, if you store more than 500 used or scrap tires on the ground, or more than 2000 in enclosed and lockable containers. This is true for weight equivalents of tire pieces or any combination thereof.

Before you begin storage activities, the TCEQ must approve your registration, valid for 60 months from the date of issuance. 

Submit annual reports to the TCEQ on your site's scrap tire management activities, including the quantities of tires or tire pieces brought to or removed from the facility, and the delivery point and end-use.

To renew your registration, submit a renewal application at least 60 days before the registration expires.

How to Apply for a Scrap Tire Storage Site Registration

Forms and information to apply for a registration, or update your status or contact information:

  • application/pdfRegistration Application (form TCEQ-10297s) 
    Applications for storage site registration must be sealed by a registered professional engineer.
  • Core Data Form (form TCEQ-10400)
    Submit a completed Core Data Form with your registration application.
  • application/pdfTire Registration Status Update (form TCEQ-20588) 
    Submit if you are no longer operating or if your contact information has changed.
  • application/pdfFinancial Assurance
    The owner or operator of a facility that is subject to financial assurance must submit an originally signed financial assurance mechanism prior to issuance of a registration.

Recordkeeping and Reporting

  • application/pdfTire Manifest
    Use a manifest to track tires brought to or removed from a storage site.
  • Annual Report Forms
    Scrap tire storage sites must file an annual activity report

Tire Storage Rules

Contact the Scrap Tire Program

Please contact the Scrap Tire Program if you have questions about storing used or scrap tires.

Tire Disposal for the Public

Reporting, moving, and disposing of unwanted and abandoned tires; illegal dumping; and landfills that accept tires or tire pieces.

Disposing of Tires from Your Home or Private Property

Information about removing and disposing of unwanted or abandoned tires.

Reporting Abandoned Tires

Reporting abandoned tires and resources for preventing illegal dumping.

Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

Scrap tires may be disposed of in an active, permitted landfill if the tires have been split, quartered, or shredded. Use this map viewer to find landfill locations and phone numbers, then contact the landfill to confirm if it accepts tires or tire pieces.

Tire Manifest

A tire manifest is a tracking mechanism to monitor the transfer of tires from the point of generation to their end-use or final destination (for example; a tire storage site, scrap tire facility, permitted landfill, or land reclamation project using tires). The manifest is a five-part form whose format and content is prescribed by the TCEQ.

 

Who Needs to Use the Manifest

Use a manifest to track tires if you generate, transport, or operate an authorized scrap tire facility that accepts used or scrap tires, including a processor, recycler, tire-derived fuel user, storage site, land reclamation project, site, or authorized landfill.

Manifest Form

Use the following template’s format and content for the five-part manifest form. Contact an external provider to obtain copies of the form for your use.

Any changes to the prescribed template, customization, or alternate documentation must be approved by the TCEQ before use.

Using the Manifest

Generator: For each load of scrap tires removed from your property, complete and sign section 1 of the manifest by including the number and type of tires removed by a transporter. If self-transporting to an authorized facility, fill out the transporter section as well.

Transporter: When you pick up tires, complete section 2 of the manifest (or section 3, as appropriate) to document that you have accepted the stated number and types of tires. Leave a copy of the signed manifest with the generator as per the instruction in the form.

Authorized Scrap Tire Facility: Complete the appropriate section (Section 4 or 5) and provide information pertaining to your identification and registration and include the quantity of tires or tire pieces that you are transferring or accepting. Your authorized representative must sign the manifest to confirm the information.

If you are a storage facility, an end-user, or the final disposal facility, ensure that the top original of the five-part manifest is completely filled out and returned to the generator within 60 days from the date of collection from the generator.

Records Retention

Retain manifests, work orders, invoices, and any other original documentation for three years. All such records must be made available to the TCEQ upon request. Please do not send manifest copies to the TCEQ, unless requested.

Generators should notify the applicable TCEQ regional office if any transporter or authorized scrap tire facility fails to complete the manifest, alters the generator portion of the manifest, or does not return the manifest within three months after the off-site transportation.

Contact the Scrap Tire Program

Please contact the Scrap Tire Program if you have questions about used or scrap tire management.

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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.

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Pending Applications for Scrap Tire Registrations

Find information such as location and status of pending applications for scrap tire facilities, storage sites, and land reclamation projects using tires.

If you are affected by a scrap tire registration or a land reclamation project using tires (LRPUT) you may file a Motion to Overturn as stated under Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Section 50.139Exit the TCEQ.

Table of Pending Applications

Regulated Entity Name Customer Name Facility Address Registration Type Status Date of Action Motion to Overturn Deadline
AQ Tire Recycling AQ Tires Recycling, LLC

4141 S Eden Rd Kennedale, TX 76060

Scrap Tire Facility: Processor Pending Pending Pending
Black Can Recycling Corporation Richard Bertram

9218 Dawn Ave Wolfforth, TX 79382

Scrap Tire Facility: Processor Pending Pending Pending
EE-TDF Cleveland LLC EE-TDF Cleveland LLC

1400 S Travis St
Cleveland, TX 77327

Scrap Tire Storage and Scrap Tire Facility Pending Pending Pending
QB Tires Recycling QB Tires Recycling, LLC

4141 S Eden Rd Kennedale, TX 76060

Scrap Tire Storage Site Pending Pending Pending
Roy's Recycling Olney Roy's Recycling Olney, LLC

249 SH 114 E Olney, TX 76374

Scrap Tire Facility: Processor Issued May 6, 2022 May 29, 2022
Roy's Recycling Vernon Roy's Recycling Olney, LLC.

12150 HWY 70 S Vernon, TX 76384

Scrap Tire Facility: Processor Pending Pending Pending
R Ranch Roger Vandergriend

4252 CR 42600 Paris, TX 75462

LRPUT Pending Pending Pending
Texas Recycling Solutions  Texas Recycling Solutions, LLC

1700 W 24th St. Plainview, TX 79072

Scrap Tire Facility: Processor Issued May 10, 2022 June 6, 2022
Texas Tire Recyclers Texas Tire Recyclers, LLC

1323 Fulghum Rd Hutchins TX 75141

Scrap Tire Storage Site Withdrawn May 3, 2022 May 26, 2022

Contact the Scrap Tire Program

Contact the Scrap Tire Program by mail, telephone, or email if you have questions or need more information about pending scrap tire registration applications.

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.

Scrap Tire Management Five-Year Plan

TCEQ published a application/pdfScrap Tire Management Five-Year Plan in February 2020. The plan:

  • outlines strategies for proper handling, storage, use, and disposal of scrap tires;
  • identifies challenges for scrap tire management; and
  • establishes goals to improve scrap tire management in Texas.

Annual Report Summaries contain updates on activities related to the plan.

Events

Webinar on Annual Activity Reports February 15, 2022

TCEQ is hosted Webinar: How to Complete Your Scrap Tire Annual Activity Report on February 15, 2022. This webinar was intended for those with scrap tire transporter, scrap tire facility, and/or storage site registrations who are required to submit annual activity reports by March 1. Attendees learned how to:

  • fill out an Annual Activity Report forms 10305 and 10311;
  • submit an Annual Activity Report;
  • maintain records for easy reporting to TCEQ.

Scrap Tire Webinar May 12, 2021

TCEQ co-hosted a second virtual workshop with the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association on May 12, 2021. This workshop included speakers from the scrap tire industry and discussed current scrap tire markets in Texas. application/pdfRead a summary of the May 2021 Scrap Tire Workshop

Scrap Tire Webinar October 22, 2020

The TCEQ Scrap Tire Program collaborated with the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association to host a first-of-its-kind virtual scrap tire workshop on October 22, 2020. Read a application/pdfsummary of the 2020 Scrap Tire Webinar.

Cleaning Unauthorized Tire Sites and Repurposing Tires

Are you interested in cleaning up an unauthorized tire site or using the tires as a resource for your business? There are over 100 unauthorized scrap tire sites across the state. These sites range in size from a few thousand to a few million scrap tires. For your convenience, TCEQ maintains a application/pdflist of unauthorized scrap tire sites in Texas.

Using Scrap Tires as Non-Waste Fuel

Discarded scrap tires across the state now have an opportunity to be used as tire-derived fuel at cement kilns.
In 2019, EPA provided a letter clarifying the Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials rule Adobe Acrobat PDF Document and steps to process discarded scrap tires into non-waste fuel for cement kilns. 

Resources for Local Governments

TCEQ developed regulatory guidance flyers that local governments can use to communicate with scrap tire generators and transporters in their area. Download and share these flyers with members of your community.

Managing Scrap Tires in the Border Region

Read about the challenges and concerns of managing scrap tires in the border area and find links to state and federal resources.

Contact Us

Please contact the Scrap Tire Program if you have questions about managing used or scrap tires.

To sign up for the Scrap Tires Listserv, email join-tires@listserv.tceq.texas.gov.