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Other Resources for Waste Tires

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides information on tire safety, preventative maintenance, and nationwide tire recalls. Check out the Tire Safety Brochure on their website.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has a waste tire hauling and storage program.

Rubber Manufacturer's Association (RMA) is supported by the North American tire manufacturing industry. The RMA promotes market development for waste tires, provides technical and policy information on several areas of waste tire management, hosts national and regional waste tire conferences for state and federal regulators, and advocates for sound state programs on waste tire issues. The RMA provides documents about the scrap tires on their website.

Tire Retread Information Bureau , a non-profit association, provides the motoring public with the most up-to-date information about the economic and environmental benefits of tire retreading and repair.

Northwest Tire Dealers' Association provides information on the retail tire sales industry in Washington and Oregon.

Scrap Tire News provides news and information about tire and rubber recycling. Published by Recycling Research Institute, Scrap Tire News provides regular reports on technology developments and breakthroughs in tire recycling, timely legislative and regulatory information, market trends, product briefs, global viewpoints, internet guides, and updates on equipment innovations and applications in tire recycling.

Environmental Compliance for Automotive Recyclers provides a fact sheet for waste tires in Washington.

Washington State Department of Transportation website on the installation of quiet pavement around the state.

Proper Tire Maintenance

According to the state's solid waste management hierarchy, reducing waste at the source - keeping it out of the waste stream in the first place - is the best method of handling solid waste. When you prolong tires' lives, you reduce the number of waste tires generated and save money. Some helpful preventative maintenance websites are listed below.