Waste tires are stored on-site with at least 50 feet of clearance between tire piles, the perimeter of the yard and/or structures. No more than 1,500 tires are kept on-site at any given time as agreed with ARA.
Waste tires are banned from disposal in Iowa sanitary landfills. Under Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 117, a waste tire storage permit is required from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources if a person or business that owns or operates a site used for the storage, collection, or deposit of more than 500 waste tires, or an authorized vehicle recycler who is licensed by the department of transportation, pursuant to Iowa Code section 321H.4 and who owns or operates a site used for the storage, collection, or deposit of more than 3,500 waste tires. (A waste tire is defined as a tire that is no longer suitable for its originally intended purpose due to wear, damage, or defect.) Effective in June 2002, a waste tire is defined to include tires on the rim. Additionally, the rules require 50 feet of clearance between tire piles, the perimeter of the yard and/or structures. If transportation of more than 40 tires occurs, the transportation must only occur through a registered waste tire hauler or be self-transported by the owner.
1)Keep records of the number of tires removed from the facility and information on the permitted tire hauler
providing the recycling service.
2)Tires in good condition are reused and tires in poor condition are provided to a tire recycler.