Scrap Tire Cycle of Events Per the Scrap Tire Disposal Act, specifically NCGS 130A-309.64, "Scrap Tire Disposal Program; other Department Activities Related to Scrap Tires" (a) The Department may make grants to units of local government to assist them in disposing of scrap tires. To administer the grants, the Department shall establish procedures for applying for a grant and the criteria for selecting among the applicants. The criteria shall include the financial ability of a unit of local government to provide for scrap tire disposal, the severity of a unit of local government's scrap tire disposal problem, the effort made by a unit of local government to ensure that only tires generated in the normal course of business in this State are provided free disposal, and the effort made by a unit of local government to provide for scrap tire disposal within the resources available to it. (b) A unit of local government is not eligible for a grant under subsection (a) of this section unless its costs for disposing of scrap tires for the six-month period preceding the date the unit of local government files an application for a grant exceeded the amount the unit of local government received during that period from proceeds of the scrap tire tax under G.S. 105-187.19. A grant to a unit of local government for scrap tire disposal may not exceed the unit of local government's unreimbursed cost for the six-month period. Scrap Tire Disposal Account Fund - County Grant Awards Cycle of Events Contact John Patrone at John.Patrone@ncdenr.gov or 919-280-4814.