Pat Quinn, Governor
How to Manage Your Used Tires
The information presented in this fact sheet is intended to provide a general overview of some of the requirements for managing used tires. It is to be used as a compliance assistance tool and does not replace statutory or regulatory requirements.
Why are tire stockpiles a concern?
What regulations apply to businesses that store used tires?
In early 1992, new regulations were established regarding used tires in Illinois. At a minimum, Illinois law requires businesses that store over 50 used tires on their property to so notify the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA).
A "used tire" is a worn, damaged, or defective tire that is not mounted on a vehicle wheel rim.
If a business does not qualify for an exemption under the law, it must also register with the Illinois EPA. A registration form and a $100.00 fee must be submitted annually.
To notify or register, call the Illinois EPA Used Tire Unit at (217) 785-8604.
How can businesses qualify for an exemption?
Businesses may qualify for an exemption from the registration, fee and other storage requirements if they store used tires:
Businesses that store more than 250 used tires outside or 1,300 used tires inside should call the Illinois EPA Used Tire Unit for further assistance.
Should businesses be concerned about their tire transporter?
Only tire transporters registered with Illinois EPA may haul used tires in Illinois. Businesses that generate used tires must have their tires hauled by registered tire transporters. Records should also be maintained to document the dates of used tire removal and numbers of used tires removed from a site.
A registered used tire transporter must have a company-specific five digit registration number on both sides of the permitted vehicle. The registration number will appear below the words "Registered Tire Transporter", and above an expiration seal which shall designate the date on which the registration shall expire.
Contact Illinois EPA Used Tire Unit for a list of registered used tire transporters in your area.
What additional requirements apply to tire retailers?
Tire retailers are required by law to:
For more information on the topic, contact:
Illinois EPA Office of Small Business Environmental Help Line
Illinois EPA Used Tire Unit (217) 785-8604
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