Over 1,632 Tons of Tires Recycled Through Ag Scrap Tire Recycling Events This Spring
MDFB and program partners kept tires from filling landfills, becoming hazards
DAVIDSONVILLE, MD. (May 19, 2022) — Maryland Farm Bureau (MDFB), in partnership with the Maryland Department of the Environment and Maryland Environmental Services, facilitated recycling of 1,631.57 tons of tires in Maryland this spring through their Ag Scrap Tire Recycling events. This amount equals 163,157 passenger tires recycled.
Many of the collection events aptly culminated around Earth Day, and the recycling locations were held in Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, and Talbot counties, which were targeted as having the greatest need this year.
MDFB helped facilitate these free-of-charge collection sites to save landfill space as well as encourage farmers to remove old tires from their properties. In addition to being unsightly, the unused tires can serve as a breeding ground or habitat for mosquitos and other pests.
“The tire recycling program was extremely successful this year on the shore, and was an excellent example of collaboration between Maryland Farm Bureau, Maryland Department of Environment, Maryland Department of Agriculture, and Maryland Environmental Service to continue to work toward a cleaner Maryland,” said Marshall Cahall, MDFB District 5 director. “Many farmers were able to participate in the program and we are grateful for all of the work put forth to further the cause. We at MDFB will advocate to continue the program throughout the rest of the state in the coming years.”
Thanks to this program, there are scrap tire mulch playgrounds located throughout the state, as well as other potential areas in which the recycled product may be used. Visit the Department of the Environment for more information on this program’s reach in Maryland.
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Amber Pearson | Maryland Farm Bureau, Inc. (TSN Communications)
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