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Houston to require licenses to handle scrap tires

The city of Houston has begun enforcement of its Scrap Tire Ordinance following a six-month grace period. Under the ordinance, approved by Houston City Council in 2015, all scrap tire operations in the city are required to register with the city. It also establishes regulations and procedures for the safe transportation, storage, recordkeeping and proper disposal of scrap tires.

Businesses that generate scrap tires must pay $93.93 to register, while tire transporters must pay $172. Owners who refuse to register with the city will be fined $250 per day, per offense.

All businesses involved in the used/scrap tire business will be required to register and/or to obtain a permit annually. Tire transporters must display a city-issued decal on their trucks. Tire generators also must allow inspection of their records annually.

Inspectors will visit businesses to verify compliance starting July 1.

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