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March 15, 2022
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Kirsten Clemens, Scrap Tire Program Coordinator,, 517-614-7431

EGLE awards funding for 92 projects to collect, recycle scrap tires

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced today that it has awarded $674,000 in grants to fund 92 community scrap tire drop-off events and other tire cleanups across the state.

Community events provide affordable, convenient, tire recycling opportunities to residents, including the creation of yearlong collections sites and roadside pickups.  Additionally, eight grant projects will fund the removal of old scrap tire piles at private properties.

Improperly dumped, scrap tires pose a fire hazard and create mosquito breeding grounds.  Recycled scrap tires can be used in asphalt to pave roads, as mulch in gardens and playgrounds, and in manufacturing processes.

The full list of grantees includes:

All Upper Peninsula Counties Superior Watershed Partnership 50,000
7 counties Van Buren Conservation District 72,000
Alcona Alcona County 2,000
Allegan Private Property Cleanup 4,000
Alpena Northeast Michigan Council of Governments 8,220
Antrim Antrim Conservation District 6,150
Antrim Banks Township 2,039
Arenac Private Property Cleanup 16,000
Arenac Arenac Conservation District 8,000
Barry Barry County 6,000
Bay Bay City 4,000
Bay Bay County Mosquito Control 8,000
Benzie Benzie County Solid Waste & Recycling 8,052
Calhoun Calhoun County 14,000
Charlevoix Charlevoix County 12,575
Chippewa City of Sault Ste Marie 4,278
Clare Clare County Conservation District 6,000
Clinton Bath Charter Township 4,000
Dickinson Breitung Township 10,000
Genesee Private Property Cleanup 1,000
Genesee City of Flint 10,000
Genesee Flushing Township 2,000
Genesee Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission 8,000
Gogebic City of Wakefield 12,360
Gogebic Gogebic Conservation District 2,065
Grand Traverse Grand Traverse Co Resource Recovery Dept 6,048
Gratiot Private Property Cleanup 2,000
Gratiot Private Property Cleanup 6,000
Gratiot Seville Township 2,000
Hillsdale Hillsdale Conservation District 16,000
Hillsdale Somerset Township 2,000
Houghton Calumet Township 2,150
Ingham Bunkerhill Township 8,000
Ingham Onondaga Township 2,000
Ingham Stockbridge Township 2,000
Iosco Burleigh Township 2,000
Iosco Grant Township 4,000
Iosco Iosco Conservation District 4,000
Iosco Plainfield Township 8,000
Iron Iron River, City Of 2,000
Isabella Village Of Lake Isabella 2,000
Jackson Jackson County Conservation District 14,000
Kalamazoo Pavilion Twp 2,000
Kalkaska Kalkaska Conservation District 4,000
Lake Webber Township 2,021
Lapeer Almont Township 2,000
Lapeer Burnside Township 2,000
Lapeer Elba Township 2,000
Lapeer Goodland Township 2,000
Lapeer Hadley Township 2,000
Lapeer Marathon Township 4,000
Leelanau Leelanau County 4,188
Lenawee Lenawee County 6,000
Livingston Cohoctah Township 2,000
Livingston Livingston County DPW 4,000
Mackinac Portage Township 4,488
Macomb Private Property Cleanup 6,000
Manistee Private Property Cleanup 2,077
Manistee Manistee Conservation District 8,000
Midland Midland County Mosquito Control 4,000
Midland Warren Township 2,000
Monroe London Township 4,000
Monroe Monroe County 12,000
Montcalm Montcalm Conservation District 8,000
Montcalm Reynolds Township 4,000
Montcalm Richland Township 4,000
Muskegon Muskegon County 32,000
Muskegon Sullivan Township 2,038
Newaygo Newaygo County 8,164
Oakland Springfield Township 2,000
Oceana Hart Township 6,000
Oceana Oceana Conservation District 4,020
Ogemaw Cumming Township 2,000
Ogemaw Mills Township 4,000
Osceola Middle Branch Township 10,000
Osceola-Lake Osceola-Lake Conservation District 4,000
Oscoda Big Creek Township 2,025
Otsego Otsego Conservation District 4,276
Ottawa Ottawa County Environmental Health 4,000
Saginaw Bridgeport Charter Township 4,000
Saginaw Buena Vista Township 2,000
Saginaw Saginaw Conservation District 6,000
Saginaw Saginaw Mosquito Control 6,000
Sanilac Flynn Township 4,000
Schoolcraft Schoolcraft Conservation District 2,168
Shiawassee Shiawassee Farm Bureau 4,000
St Clair China Township 2,000
St Joseph St Joseph County 6,000
Washtenaw Washtenaw County Public Works 14,000
Wayne Greater Detroit Resource Recovery 75,000
Wayne Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision 6,000
Wexford South Branch Township 2,000
  TOTAL: 674,000

For more information, call the EGLE’s Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278, or visit Michigan’s Scrap Tire Program:

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