Imagine This Number: 300 Million
If we’re talking dollars, that’s a lot of money. But if we’re talking used tires, that’s a lot of waste.
People in the US throw out around 300 million car tires every year. 300 million this year. 300 million more next year.
What do you do with 300 million tires every year? Even though tires are not biodegradable, several states still allow them to be dumped in landfills. But come back to the landfill in 50 years and your tires will still be there.
You’ve probably seen tires dumped illegally in lakes and rivers, thrown out along roadsides or piled up in someone’s back yard. Used tires can cause major environmental issues. Tire fires cause air pollution, and the oily runoff contaminates the land and water nearby. Tires left outside are popular breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
If you can’t — or shouldn’t — throw old tires away, what do you do with them?
Recycling is necessary to ease the burden on the environment. Tree swings aren’t the only way to reuse old tires. Many new products are made with recycled tires, including playground cover, furniture, shoe soles, flooring and even highway construction.
Luckily, many states have taken legal action to keep used tires out of landfills and put to good use. Each state has its own laws and regulations regarding who can haul used tires, and where they are disposed.
Waste Tire Haulers
If you are in the business of transporting used tires, check with your state to see if you need a Tire Hauler License. License requirements vary from state to state. For example, you need a license in Iowa if you are hauling more than 40 tires in a single load. But in Oregon, you need a license if you transport more than four tires.
Waste Tire Hauler Bond
Along with that license, you may need a Waste Tire Hauler Bond. This bond is a guarantee to the state that you will transport the tires to a permitted facility for proper storage, disposal or recycling.
Where Do I Get a Surety Bond?
If you’re a Waste Tire Hauler and your state requires a Surety Bond, you must purchase it from a Surety through a licensed agent, such as SuretyGroup.com.
SuretyGroup.com‘s Surety Bond Specialists can often give you same-day approval that makes the process quick and easy.
Have questions? SuretyGroup.com can help. Give us a call at 1-844-432-6637 and our Surety Bond Specialists can walk you through the bonding process.