Where the Rubber Makes the Road

pile of discarded tires
Emily Wiley

What happens to old car tires? Pennsylvania has recycled nearly 26 million of them in the last eight years, but there are millions more to go. Penn State's
Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies
is helping to lighten the load.
With a grant from the Department of Environmental Protection, the Center, under the direction of Kevin Abbey, is baling old waste tires to use as fill for rural roads across the Commonwealth.

Last Updated July 31, 2006