Ohio EPA's Division of Solid and Infectious Waste Management (DSIWM) manages Ohio's state-funded scrap tire abatement program. When Ohio EPA uses state funds to clean up a scrap tire site, it attempts to recover those costs from the property owner and/or the facility operator, as authorized by Ohio law in Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3734.38. ORC 3734.85(E) establishes criteria for cleanups of no more than 2,000 tires if several conditions are met without recovery.
Many cleanups are done with local or private (property owner) funding. Local governments and solid waste management districts manage scrap tire cleanups with local funding as they do other solid waste open dump cleanups. In addition to more than 39 million tires removed from 90 scrap tire sites by state funding, local funding and enforcement efforts have resulted in the removal of more than 11 million scrap tires from more than 169 sites.
If you know of a tire dump, please report its location to the local health department, an Ohio EPA district office or Ohio EPA's solid waste division at 877-372-2621 (toll-free).
Ohio EPA's Scrap Tire Abatement Program
Scrap Tire Removal Application
Ohio Scrap Tire Cleanup Program