November 8, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Applications are now available from the Department of Natural Resources and Environment for funding under the DNRE’s fiscal year 2011 Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant Program. Property owners with abandoned scrap tires and scrap tires at collection sites are eligible for funding assistance under this program.
Priority will be given to sites where the scrap tires were accumulated prior to Jan. 1, 1991, and at collection sites that pose an imminent threat to public health, safety, welfare, or the environment.
For the first time this year, grants will be available to communities to fund scrap tire cleanup days (resident drop-off); roadside cleanup of scrap tires in their village, township, city, or county; cleanup of scrap tires on public lands; or small accumulations of scrap tires (500-1,000 scrap tires) on privately-held lands that are consolidated regionally for ease of collection and to landowners with buried tires on their property.
The DNRE awards grants to reimburse owners of selected scrap tire collection sites for expenses incurred for the transportation of scrap tires from a selected site, the processing of scrap tires by a Michigan scrap tire processor, and the delivery of scrap tires by the processor to an approved end-user.
“The Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant Program has made significant progress toward eliminating stockpiled scrap tires throughout Michigan,” said DNRE Director Rebecca Humphries. “These cleanups remove an environmental threat, keep our families safe and encourage new economic development at these sites.”
The application and all supporting documents must be received or postmarked on or before Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. Applications cannot be accepted by e?mail or fax.
To receive an application, please contact the Scrap Tire Regulatory Program, Environmental Resource Management Division, DNRE, P.O. Box 30241, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7741, at 517-241-2924, or an application packet may be downloaded from the DNRE website at www.michigan.gov/deq (click on “Waste,” “Scrap Tires,” and under “Grants,” click on “Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant Information”).
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is committed to the conservation, protection, management, and accessible use and enjoyment of the state’s environment, natural resources, and related economic interests for current and future generations. Learn more at www.michigan.gov/dnre.
Mary Dettloff (517) 335-3014