Arizona Defines Waste Tyres

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a Bill which officially defines waste tyres to prevent their being sold as used tyres.

The Arizona Bill defines a waste tyre as:

  • Any tyre with visible damage such as cracking, bubbling, cutting, chunking or separation of the tyre sidewall or tread;

  • Any tyre with exposed body plies or belt material, or any visible deterioration of the tyre bead or inner liner;

  • Any tyre with a puncture repair of more than 1/4 inch, or a puncture repair on a tyre sidewall, shoulder or belt edge area; or

  • Any tyre with a puncture repair that is not both sealed and patched on the inside and repaired with a cured rubber stem through to the outside.

Whilst the Bill defines a waste tyre, it does not propose penalties for used tyre sellers who mount unsafe tyres on vehicles, according to Daniel Zielinski, RMA senior vice president for public affairs.

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.



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