The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced a grant of $364,426 for Lawrence County from the state’s Tire Environmental Act Program.
Lawrence County will provide matching funds of $91,106 and use the grant to purchase equipment to improve the county’s management of scrap tires. The project costs $455,532 and will support the cleanup of illegal tire dump sites across the county and reduce the health risks they create.
The Tire Environmental Act Program selects and funds projects that best result in beneficial uses for waste tires. Projects must qualify for one of three categories: tire processing/recycling, tire-derived material use, or research and development.