NM seeks help in stopping illegal tire dumping [11:12 a.m.]
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Since: May 10
#1 Sep 28, 2011
Three ways to reduce illegal dumping of tires:
1: Promote, rather than discourage, the use of recapped tires on passenger vehicles.
Recapped tires are safe alternatives to expensive new tires.
There was once a huge tire-recapping industry in the United States, which resulted in used tires having value far beyond that of mere scrap.
Communities large and small had recapping plants that provided local jobs, as well as utilizing tires that would otherwise be dumped.
Government regulation and cheap imports killed the recapping industry. Reversing regulation and initiating tax breaks would go a long ways towards restarting the industry and getting scrap tires out of landfills and out of illegal dumps.
2: Eliminate fees associated with the dumping of tires. It is well known that recycling companies are not only being paid for the scrap they receive from municipalities, they are often charging exorbitant fees for the collections of said waste from individuals. Thus, they are making money both coming and going in a huge scam that increases costs for citizens, as well as increasing profits for wast "management" companies.
Open up waste disposal to honest bidding processes, and companies that wish to make a profit from waste will gladly bid on the disposal of tires, which can be a valuable commodity for raw materials for various projects.
3: Re-examine laws that interfere with the use of used tires as building materials. Alternative methods of building structures can easily incorporate used tires in a safe manner. The buildings that result can be both greatly superior to standard approved building methods, but also be aesthetically pleasing as well.
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