Ontario considers tire recycling plan
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario-Officials in Ontario are planning to introduce a scrap tire program to the province that would be modeled after tire management programs already in place in the other provinces.
Bill 90, introduced by legislators in late June, would establish a recycling plan, first for household waste, then for other products, including scrap tires, according to Glenn Maidment, president of the Rubber Association of Canada.
``We know it's coming, we're just not quite sure when,'' Mr. Maidment said. He said the tire industry will need to create an Industry Funding Organization (IFO) to be responsible for recommending and setting up a tire management program.
The IFO must work with the government and the newly created Waste Diversion Organization (WDO), a non-profit agency, on the nuts and bolts of Ontario's scrap tire management, which Mr. Maidment said would be similar to what Canada's other provinces have in place and may involve fees on new tires. He declined to discuss specifics, citing that a program for Ontario is still 18 to 24 months away.
New opportunities for scrap-STMC
WASHINGTON-The Scrap Tire Management Council has developed technical material for a workshop on tire shred applications for landfills.
Tire shreds can be used in landfills for cap closures, in leachate liners, in gas-venting systems and as alternative daily cover.
The STMC will make the training course part of its regional scrap tire management conferences.