By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will now permit tire factory scraps and blemished tires (off-specification tires) to be burned as fuel rather than treated as solid waste. The action clarifies a 2011 rule governing tire-derived fuel (TDF), which already permits whole and shredded scrap tires that are free of metal to be burned as non-waste fuel, at the user’s discretion. Tires collected through public recycling programs (for example, amnesty days) may also be processed as fuel.
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