Focus On Land & Waste
Waste Tire Management Program

The waste tire management program is also regulated by Title 132. Waste tire processors are no longer required to obtain individual permits, but approved beneficial uses of waste tires are outlined in the regulation. Waste tire haulers are required to obtain individual permits annually. Waste tire haulers are required to post financial assurance. Financial assurance is designed to provide adequate funds to clean up any waste tires that are illegally disposed by the transporter.

Waste tire management facilities (except tire dealers) are allowed to accumulate 500 tires without further requirements, other than mosquito control and fire prevention measures. Speculative accumulation of more than 500 waste tires is prohibited.

Compliance assistance is an important aspect of this program. Program outreach includes responding to telephone inquiries, letters, and contacts from other states, developing guidance documents, conducting site visits and providing technical advice. The Department has developed guidance documents to explain the proper use of waste tires for blow-out and bank stabilization. Direct financial assistance is also available through the Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentives Grant program, which is described later in this chapter.

Waste Tire Permit Totals, FY2006

Renewed Hauler Permits 22
New Permits Issued 0
Terminated Permits 0


Notices of Violation 1

The Waste Tire Program compliance assurance program includes facility inspections, complaint investigations and appropriate enforcement actions. Compliance activities are included in the summary of activities for the Solid Waste Program

The Integrated Waste Planning and Aid Unit is responsible for the administration of the Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Program, and the Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants Program, which includes grants for waste tire projects. The following chart describes the application deadline, eligible applicants, eligible activities, source of funding, and estimated annual funds for waste tire grants.
Scrap Tire Fee
$1 tire fee collected on the sale of new tires
Political subdivisions or other entity or organization, public, private, or non-profit
1. Partial payment for purchase of tire-derived products and/or crumb rubber.
2. Cost sharing for manufacturing, processing, and civil engineering applications
3. Collection site cleanups for political subdivisions
4. Capital and startup costs for processing, manufacturing, collecting, and transporting
February 1
Original application and six copies (seven total)

Applications must be delivered to the NDEE office in Lincoln by 5:00 p.m. on the due date or postmarked on or before the due date.
Mail or hand-deliver applications to:
Nebraska Department of Environment & Energy
Waste Management Division, Planning and Aid Unit
245 Fallbrook Blvd.
PO Box 98922
Lincoln, NE 68509-8922
Phone: 402-471-3388
Toll Free: 877-253-2603

Contact NDEE to request an application or for assistance in downloading an application.