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Waste Tire Storage Site Owner License

What is the Purpose of this License?
A Waste Tire Storage License is required for the storage of more than 800 waste automobile tires (or the combined weight of 16,000 pounds of all types of waste tires). Before a state license can be issued to operate a waste-tire storage site, a solid waste handling permit must first be obtained from the appropriate local health department. Whenever a facility is permitted at the local level, a Waste Tire Storage Site Owner License may also be required.

The waste tire storage license is processed through the Business Licensing Service. Decisions regarding this license are made by Ecology based on compliance with minimum standards established to ensure the safe and proper storage, control, recovery, and recycling of tires.
Who Issues this License?
Business Licensing Service
What Activities Require this License?
Owning or operating a waste tire storage site.
How Much Will this License Cost?
Application Fee: $15.

Waste Tire Storage Site Owner License: $250 per location. See the Notes section for Bond requirement.

All fees are paid to the Business Licensing Service.
Where Can I Get the Application for this License?
The application which is called 'Business License Application' is online and can be accessed at https://dor.wa.gov/manage-business/state-endorsements/waste-tire.
Do I Need to Include Anything with my Application?
A performance bond equal to the value of a third party cleanup of the maximum number of tires to be stored at the site is required for waste tire storage activities. Financial assurance established as part of the solid waste permitting process may satisfy the license bond requirement. The Performance Bond form can be found at: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/ECY02011.html.
Is the Decision on my License Dependent on Anything Besides the Information in my Application?
Before a state license can be issued to operate a waste-tire storage site, a solid waste handling permit must first be obtained from the appropriate local health department.

Decisions regarding this license are made by Ecology based on compliance with minimum standards established to ensure the safe and proper storage, control, recovery, and recycling of tires.

Ecology will determine the adequacy of the bond or financial assurance as part of the solid waste permit.
How Long Will it Take to Review my Application?
No specific time but generally less than 30 days.
Where do I Submit my Application?
Business License Application submitted to:

    State of Washington
    Business Licensing Service
    PO Box 9034
    Olympia, WA 98507-9034
    Phone: (800) 451-7985
    Fax: (360) 705-6699
    Email: BLS@dor.wa.gov

Performance Bond submitted to:

    Kara Steward
    Waste 2 Resources
    Headquarters - Statewide Resources Section
    PO Box 47600
    Olympia, WA 98504-7600
    Phone: (360) 407-6250
    Email: Kara.Steward@ecy.wa.gov
How Long is my License Valid?
One year.
What is the Appeal Process for the License?
No.
Notes / Comments:
Storage License Performance Bond: A performance bond equal to the value of a third party cleanup of the maximum number of tires to be stored at the site is required for waste tire storage activities. Financial assurance established as part of the solid waste permitting process may satisfy the license bond requirement. The bond form is available from the Department of Ecology's Waste 2 Resources Program Headquarters Office. The original signed bond, or other financial security (see WAC 173-350-600), must be sent to the Department of Ecology, Headquarters, Waste 2 Resources Program, unless the bond is held by the local health department under the solid waste handling permit.

Additional information can be found at Ecology's waste tires website https://ecology.wa.gov/Waste-Toxics/Business-waste/Manage-your-waste/Waste-tires.
Statewide Contact:
Local Government - City or County
Planning Departments
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* Permit information last updated 2/25/2020
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