Tackling Legacy Debris: Resources

These resources represent the best available information on tire pollution, legacy debris, tire removal, and recycling.

Do you have a question that isn’t answered through these resources? Contact us at psa@pugetsoundkeeper.org.


Waste Management

Solid waste – Washington State Department of Ecology

Washington State waste facility permitting, waste management planning, and financial assistance for community waste management

Waste tires – Washington State Department of Ecology

Properly dispose of tires and report illegally dumped tires

Federal and State Action on 6PPD and 6PPD-Q

6PPD-Q – Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) resources and actions on 6PPD and other priority toxic chemicals

6PPD – Washington State Department of Ecology

Washington State resources and actions on 6PPD

Tire Anti-Degradants (6PPD) – ITRC

Interstate Technology Regulators Commission (ITRC)’s Tire Anti-Degradants (6PPD) Team. See their 6PPD and 6PPD-Q Fact Sheet [PDF].

Salmon Mortality and Toxic Stormwater Research

Tire Chemicals and Coho Salmon – Washington Stormwater Center

Washington Stormwater Center academic research on 6PPD and coho salmon. For more info: Washington Stormwater Center – Assistance, Research, Training.

Tire particle pollution may be harming freshwater and estuary ecosystems

World Economic Forum research on tire particle pollution

Stormwater Action Monitoring – Washington State Department of Ecology

Recycling and Recyclers

Washington State Licensed Tire Recyclers Spreadsheet

Licensed waste tire haulers in Washington: 1-800-RECYCLE

Tire recycling facilities in the Pacific Northwest