Waste Programs Division
Waste Tire Facilities
Waste tire facilities are categorized by the number of tires stored on the site.
Self-certification facilities Registration Fees - Fees are for initial registration of new or existing facilities and subsequent annual registration.
Facility Requiring a Solid Waste Facility Plan Approval
Under A.R.S. § 49-7623 a site at which 500 or more waste tires are stored on any day and any tire is stored for more than 12 months. Waste tire collection sites owned by counties and municipalities are not subject to plan approval.
- in any fashion that exceeds twenty feet in height.
- in a pile that is more than one hundred fifty feet from a twenty foot wide access route that allows fire control apparatus to approach the pile. Access routes between and around tire piles shall be at least twenty feet wide and maintained free of accumulations of rubbish, equipment or other materials. Access routes shall be spaced so that a maximum grid system unit of fifty feet by one hundred fifty feet is maintained.
- within three feet of any property line.
- in any fashion that exceeds six feet in height if the used tires are stored between three and ten feet of any property line.
- within fifty feet of any area in which smoking of tobacco or any other substance by persons is permitted. "No smoking" signs shall be posted in suitable and conspicuous locations.
- at any area in which the used motor vehicle tires are stored and in which electrical wiring, fixtures or appliances do not comply with the national electrical code.
- without placing class "2A-10BC" type fire extinguishers at well marked points throughout the storage area so that the travel distance from any point in the storage area to a fire extinguisher is not more than seventy-five feet.
- without prior registration of the site with ADEQ.
- a person who knowingly discards or abandons five hundred or more motor vehicle tires, discards or abandons any motor vehicle tires for commercial purposes except as provided in section 44-1304, or otherwise knowingly performs any act prohibited by subsection A of this section involving five hundred or more motor vehicle tires is guilty of a class 5 felony.
- the attorney general may enforce this section.
- as used in this section, "used motor vehicle tires" does not include tires that have been recapped and have not yet been put back into service.