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Agriculture & Natural Resources

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523 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501-3182
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Waste Management Program

Waste Tire Handling

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Background Information for Waste Tires in South Dakota

Waste tires are a regulated solid waste in South Dakota. There are administrative rules that govern the collection, transportation, storage, processing and disposal of waste tires.

Specifically, the rules hold waste tire generators, haulers, and other handlers responsible for ensuring that all waste tires are transported to a permitted facility or used appropriately. The rules contain requirements governing stockpiling and/or temporary storage of waste tires. The rules clearly state when a permit for temporary storage is required. On January 31, 2005 and May 16, 2005, amended waste tire rules became effective that now require anyone burying or partially burying tire wastes to first secure a solid waste permit.

Click on Tire Rules for South Dakota Administrative Rules.

Additional Information About Waste Tires

For a listing showing facilities that accept or process waste tires, click on the following link:

For additional information concerning management of waste tires, click on the links below:


For federal research on recycled tire crumbs used on playing fields, click on the following link:


For US EPA information about tire derived fuel, click on the following link:

For additional information about recycled rubber, click on the following link:

If you have questions concerning transportation, storage, processing, and disposal of waste tires, contact Jim Wendte by e-mail or by calling (605) 773-3153.