Local Government Scrap Tire Abatement Reimbursement (STAR) Program

Posted: March 3, 2020

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Grantor: Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD)

Additional Information
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is committed to cleaning up scrap tires in Georgia and encourages local governments to assist with this effort by applying to the Local Government Scrap Tire Abatement Reimbursement (STAR) Program.

Eligibility
Cities, counties, and solid waste management authorities are eligible for this program that covers the costs of removing, transporting, and processing scrap tires cleaned up from scrap tire dumps; removed from city and county right-of-ways; and collected during scrap tire amnesty events.

The program is funded through the Solid Waste Trust Fund, which is itself funded by a fee on the sale of new tires in Georgia. EPD's Recovered Materials Unit administers the STAR program to assist local governments with the safe removal and recycling of scrap tires. All tires collected through the STAR program must be taken by a permitted tire carrier to an approved or permitted beneficial reuse scrap tire processor.

To be eligible to receive state funds, local governments must be in compliance with Georgia Department of Community Affairs' minimum standards under the Georgia Planning Act, legal requirements related to immigration, and the Service Delivery Strategy law. Check your compliance status with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and awarded first-come, first-served, contingent on funding availability and demand. EPD is currently only accepting applications for events planned through June 30, 2020. Starting May 1, 2020, we will accept applications for events that begin after July 1, 2020.

Program Contact
For more information please review the general program guidelines, consult the online FAQs, email epd.star@dnr.ga.gov, or call (404) 362-2537.

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