North Dakota considers tire tax.
North Dakota North Dakota, state in the N central United States. It is bordered by Minnesota, across the Red River of the North (E), South Dakota (S), Montana (W), and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba (N). lawmakers have proposed a new tax on rubber that could raise $5 million per year if approved, according to according to
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3. a report in the Grand Forks Herald The Grand Forks Herald is a daily broadsheet newspaper, begun in 1879, printed in Grand Forks, North Dakota. It is the primary daily paper for northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Its average daily circulation is 34,763 on Sundays and 31,524 on weekdays. (Grand Forks Grand Forks, city (1990 pop. 49,425), seat of Grand Forks co., E N.Dak., at the confluence of the Red and the Red Lake rivers; inc. 1881. In a spring wheat, livestock, and farm area, the city has grain elevators, state-operated flour mills, and plants that process , N.D.).
The proposed legislation would simultaneously ban used tires from landfills and levy a tax of 39 cents per pound on rubber, which would be used to fund a tire recycling Tire recycling is the process of recycling vehicles tires (or tyres) that are no longer suitable for use on vehicles due to wear or irreparable damage (such as punctures). program and to provide financial assistance for police, ambulance and fire services, the Grand Forks Herald reports.
The new law would provide a steady stream of material to Berthold, N.D.-based tire recycler Delta Energy, according to the report. The legislation would also authorize the state to buy some of the recycled products from the company.
Wayne Kern, director of the state Health Department's Waste Management Division, tells the paper that the proposal is too narrow. "Waste management strategies should not rely on just one option, but should be broad, flexible and adaptive to local conditions," he says.
Other officials say the bill will be beneficial by creating an industry that will help North Dakota, according to the report.