A recent legislative audit found that Utah’s tyre recycling programme, which is funded by a $1 fee on every new tyre sold, may be falling short of its goals.
Utah’s Waste Tyre Programme Comes Under Scrutiny
A recent legislative audit found the programmes’s goals aren’t being fully realised—Utah’s motorists are actually generating more waste tyres than are collected for recycling. And in response, the audit is now recommending that the tyre programme expands the ways its funding of about $4.6 million can be used.
Utah motorists are generating far more waste tyres than are collected for recycling— despite unused capacity among the four firms authorised to process the old rubber.
Meanwhile, the state’s tyre fund has ballooned during the past decade from practically nothing to $4.6 million, indicating that it takes in more money than it spends on clean-ups and subsidies that promote recycling.