LANSING, Mich.—The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has awarded a total of $587,050 in grants to 52 municipalities within the state for scrap tire disposal programs.
The grants will fund community scrap tire drop-off events and other Michigan tire cleanups during this summer, the Michigan DEQ said in an April 29 press release.
Three of the grants will fund the removal of scrap tire stockpiles on private land, according to the agency. Other grants will be used to create yearlong collection sites and roadside pickups, it said.
The largest single grant, $55,000, went to the City of Detroit, according to the agency. The next largest, $50,000, went to Middle Branch Township in Osceola County. Several municipalities received the lowest grant amount of $2,000.