NEW YORK (Aug. 13, 2001)—A scrap tire council appointed by the governor of New York will meet in September to discuss ways to clean up and recycle the state's scrap tires.
The New York State Scrap Tire Council, appointed by Gov. George Pataki, is charged with developing recommendations for establishing a scrap tire management program to the state legislature, according to Michael Blumenthal, executive director of the Washington-based Scrap Tire Management Council.
One proposal the council is considering is a new-tire fee to fund the program, which is probably a few years away from implementation, he said.
The STMC estimates that New York contains 20-30 percent of the 300 million scrap tires in piles nationwide, Mr. Blumenthal said.