Illinois Pollution Control Board

Illinois Updates Tire Storage Rules

Oct 12, 2015

  CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Pollution Control Board has issued new rules about how to handle used tires. State officials say the rules will apply to operators of tire disposal and storage sites and facilities that retread, stamp and die-cut tires. The rules are meant to protect from tire fires and breeding of disease-carrying mosquitoes from standing water in tires. The rules will require operators to change the way they store used tires both indoors and outdoors.

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Illinois Sierra Club

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