Scrap Tires

A critical mission for RMA and the tire industry is to promote environmentally and economically sound end-of-life management, reutilization and disposal practices for tires. Advocacy for strong scrap tire management programs to enforce state regulations; programs to clean up stockpiled and illegally dumped scrap tires and; market development to put old tires to new uses are critical components of RMA’s efforts. RMA provides technical and policy information regarding several areas of scrap tire management, and hosts national and regional scrap tire conferences for state and federal regulators.

RMA does not represent nor have any vested interest in the processing of scrap tires or in any product derived from scrap tires. RMA promotes the concept that scrap tires are a resource that can be used in a wide array of applications.

Public Policy Issues


RMA actively works with federal and state policymakers and other stakeholders to advocate for strong state scrap tire management programs. RMA also has organized forums and participated in multi-jurisdictional discussions involving scrap tires along the U.S-Mexico border.



Resources and Research

RMA is a major source of facts, figures and information on scrap tire management and markets. RMA is dedicated to promoting scrap tires as a valuable commodity in all ways that are economically and environmentally sound.

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Market Report


RMA publishes a biennial Scrap Tire Market Report that analyzes the progress of scrap tire management, remediation and market development across the U.S. The reports provide insight on successes and notes some of the challenges facing future scrap tire clean up and market development.

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Is the Scrap Tire Business Right for Me?


Considerations for Starting a Scrap Tire Company serves as a blueprint guide to starting a company that will help put scrap tires to new uses.




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