Illinois EPA Completes Record-Breaking Collection of 428 Tons of Used Tires


Share post:

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.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Explosion Rocks Memorial Stadium: Firefighter Injured

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A startling explosion and ensuing fire disrupted the peace at the University of Illinois Memorial Stadium...

Major Illinois Cellular Provider Closing: Are You Affected?

PEORIA, Ill. — A significant shakeup in Illinois' mobile communications landscape is underway. A prominent cellular company, Illinois Valley...

Mystery Solved: Lost Tombstone Discovered in 2014 in Illinois Finally Returns Home

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Illinois - After nearly a decade in limbo, a once-misplaced tombstone has been returned to its rightful...

Woman Dies in Fatal Iroquois County Crash

IROQUOIS COUNTY, Illinois - A somber cloud looms over Iroquois County as 64-year-old Betty Reetz, a dedicated member of...