Illinois EPA achieves a groundbreaking milestone, collecting 428 tons of used tires from April to June.
The tire collection events, part of the Used Tire Program, gathered 37,919 tires dumped across Illinois. Top contributors included Chicago (162 tons) and Champaign County (51.43 tons). Improperly discarded tires can contaminate the environment and become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, posing health risks.
Proper disposal in registered facilities enables tire recycling and reuse. Illinois residents’ support, with a $2.50 tire fee, propelled this success. The tire collections foster a cleaner, healthier environment, setting an inspiring example for responsible waste management.