Berkeley County, S.C., has awarded a contract to Liberty Tire Recycling to clean up the abandoned Viva tire recycling site, which is currently filled with about 600,000 to 800,000 tires. Liberty Tire Recycling will receive $239 per ton and complete the cleanup within 10 months.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control granted $2 million for the cleanup project, which allows for about 8,300 tons of tires to be removed from the site. If more funding is needed, the Berkeley County Council will work to address the issue and find additional funds.
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With a vote Monday night, Berkeley County council hopes to clean up the abandoned Viva tire recycling site within ten months.
That's how long it will take to remove an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 tires that are now in piles on the property.
The council awarded a bid to Liberty Tire Recycling at $239 per ton, with a projected ten-month time frame, according to Berkeley County Council chairman Ken Gunn.