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Good-bye, good riddance


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Like some long-necked dinosaur feeding, a crane with grappling jaws digs into a pile of old tires at the county landfill to load them into a freight truck. The 2,000 tons of tires are headed for the Liberty Tire Recycling Center in North Salt Lake. They will be chopped apart and separated into rubber, nylon and steel. The steel goes to Nucor Steel in Box Elder County to be turned into specialty products like rebar. Holcum, Inc., a cement plant in Morgan County, uses the nylon and rubber chips as fuel in its kilns. Finely ground crumb rubber will find a new home on athletic tracks on school fields across the West. Total cost of the project is about $240,000. Sixty percent of that will come from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, with the remainded paid by tire companies that stockpile the used tires at the landfill. The work has made a dent in the pile already. It should take another two months or so to complete the job.

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