Summary: More than 282 million scrap tires, or approximately 1 tire per person, are generated each year in the United States. More than 75 percent of these scrap tires are placed in landfills and stockpiles or dumped illegally. Some estimates indicate that illegal dumping may account for more than 70 percent of all scrap tire disposals. This steady stream of new scrap tires plus the 2 to 3 million waste tires that have accumulated in stockpiles and uncontrolled tire dumps or has been scattered across the landscape, create a significant disposal problem. This report compares the advantages and disadvantages of having a tire recycling facility in Burlington County.