Posted on May 26, 2023
Hartford—State Representative Patrick Callahan (R-108) voted against An Act Concerning Extended Producer Responsibility for Tires, creating a stewardship program to oversee the collection and recycling of used tires.
As Ranking Member of the Environment Committee, I questioned the proposed changes included in the bill. Currently, retailers charge about a $5 fee to customers to accept and dispose of old tires.
“While I support the goal of preventing illegal dumping, that’s already against the laws…