DENVER (April 17, 2014) — The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) is supporting a bipartisan measure in the Colorado legislature to address the state's severe scrap tire stockpile problem.
Colorado House Bill 1352, co-sponsored by state Reps. Don Coram and Max Tyler, would set a path for the state to:
• Clean up its tire monofills;
• End the practice of paying subsidies to end-users of scrap tires, even those that haven't proved they have a marketable product; and
• Slash the scrap tire abatement fee on new tire purchases to 55 cents from $1.50 per tire.
Of the approximately 100 million stockpiled scrap tires left in the U.S., more than 60 million are in Colorado, according to the RMA.