Tire Permits, Licenses, Reports, and Fees

ADEQ issues permits for collecting, processing, and disposal of waste tires. ADEQ also issues licenses to operators of waste tire processing facilities and waste tire transporters. Below are applications and reporting forms required for each permit or license. (Scroll to bottom of the page for Permit and Licensing Fee Chart.)

Used Tire Permits

  • Tire Collection Center General Permit

    This general permit is for facilities that collect used tires from the public, tire dealers, and other generators before the tires are shipped for recycling or disposal.

    Select the appropriate category below to find permit application forms and documents.

    General Permits and Statement of Basis Rationale

    Application Requirements:

    • Submit General Permit Notification form to ADEQ
    • (Due at time of submittal with the permit fee of $200)
    • Used Tire Site Notification
    • Send notification letter(s) to local fire authority identifying the collection center locations, and attach a copy to your General Permit Notification form being mailed to ADEQ.

    Submit the following documents along with the Permit Application:

    Annual Reporting

    *This report must be completed and returned with $50 per center on or before June 30 yearly.

  • Tire Processing Facility Permit

    A processing facility cuts, chips, grinds, or otherwise alters tires. An individual permit is required for facilities processing more than 500 tires in a 30-day period. Facilities processing fewer than 500 tires may seek coverage through ADEQ's general permit for mobile processing equipment.

    Select the appropriate category below to find permit application forms and documents.

    Application Requirements:

    Application Requirements:

    • Submit General Permit Notification form to ADEQ
    • Due 45 days prior to operations with the fee of $100.
    • Tire Site Notification
    • Tire Processing Mobile Equipment Facility Annual Report
    • This report must be completed and returned with a $100 fee on or before June 30 yearly.

    Submit the following document only as needed:

  • Monofill Disposal Facility

    Class 3 tire landfills are subject to the criteria contained in 40 CFR 257 (which the state has also adopted), APC&EC Regulation 36, Regulation 22 and the licensing requirements of Regulation 27.

    Select the appropriate category below to find permit application forms and documents.

    Guidance Documents

    Permit Applications

    Pursuant to, Reg. 14.705 (A), no new monofills shall be permitted unless the applicant demonstrates that there is no feasible recycling alternative.

    Financial Assurance

    One of the following bonding instruments is required for monofills:

    Reporting Requirements

    This report must be completed and returned with a $100 fee on or before June 30 yearly.

    More Information on Class 3T Landfill permits

    Find guidance documents on the permit process and permit application forms (disclosure statement, pre-application/instructions disposal facility, and application/instructions disposal facility) in the Solid Waste Management Division’s Technical Assistance and Facility Permits Branch under Individual Permits - Class 3C, 3N, 3T Landfill information.

Tire Transporter License

A transporter is a person who collects and transports whole, used or waste tires, processed tires, or tire residuals for storage, processing, recycling, reuse, resale, or energy recovery.

Application Requirements:

  • Disclosure Statement
  • Tire Site Notification
  • Tire Transporter License Application
  • Submit copies of the current vehicle insurance and driver license for all drivers. (Required for all new applicants and existing transporters.)
  • Send a check or money order for fees to ADEQ.

Application Requirements:

  • Disclosure Statement
  • Tire Transporter License Application
  • (Due on or before February 28 yearly.)
  • Submit copies of the current vehicle insurance, proof each vehicle passed annual safety inspection, proof of insurance, $10,000 bond, and driver license for all drivers. (Required for all new applicants and existing transporters.)
  • Send $50 check or money order to ADEQ.

Tire Facility Permit and Tire Transporter License Fees

  • All fees must be paid by check or money order to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.
  • No refund or partial refund of fees will be made.
  • Fee payments must be submitted pursuant to APC&EC Regulation 9 and Regulation 36.
  • All applicants must provide a working telephone number, correct mailing address, and the physical address of the business.
  • Annual tire permit fees and licenses are due by March 1st yearly.

Tire Processing Facility, Collection Center, and General Permits

Permit Fee Type
Tire Processing Facility Permit $250
Tire Processing Facility Permit Renewal $250
Tire Collection Center General Permit $200
Tire Collection Center General Permit Renewal $50
Monofill Disposal Facility (Class 3T Landfill) Permit Modifications:

Capacity Increase or Major Modifications

$1,000

Permit Transfer

$1,000

Find guidance documents on the permit process and permit application forms (disclosure statement, pre-application/instructions disposal facility, and application/instructions disposal facility) in Regulated Waste Operations under Individual Permits, Class 3C, 3N, 3T Landfill information.

Find the fee schedule for the Class 3T Landfill pre-site, application, annual maintenance and post closure in Regulated Waste Operations under Permit Fee Schedule.

License Fee Type
Transporter License Fee (per vehicle and includes vehicle decal) $50
Mobile Tire Processing Equipment General Permit $200
Mobile Tire Processing Equipment General Permit Renewal $50
Tire Transporter Vehicle Decal Replacement $10