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Bill to Move Plant Would Raise Tire-recycling Fees

Bill to Move Plant Would Raise Tire-recycling Fees



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The owners of a tire-recycling plant located in the middle of a Salt Lake City neighborhood want to move and are hoping to get some public money to do it.

A Senate committee has passed a bill that would help subsidize moving Tire Disposal and Recycling, which would mean a 25-cent fee hike on new tires across the state.

The bill, sponsored by Senator Fred Fife of Salt Lake City, would increase the state-imposed recycling fee on every new tire from $1 to $1.25 for 18 months.

The extra money --- estimated at $675,000 --- would have to then be matched by Salt Lake City or Salt Lake County to finance part of the move.

Plant owners say their business in a terrible location, and neighbors often complain of debris.

The measure now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com/

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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