MOBILE, Ala. (Aug. 9, 2011)—More than a million pounds of scrap tire materials have been removed from a site in Baldwin County, Ala., 24 miles west of Mobile.
Work began in May to remove the material, according to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the Alabama Scrap Tire Commission. The scrap tire materials were the equivalent of 68,000 passenger tires.
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management said the project was the third of its kind. Funding came from the $1 per tire fee the state charges. More than 7 million scrap tires have been removed from unauthorized, large-scale disposal sites, the department said.